Dark matter is the cosmologists' current explanation for a discrepancy in the amount of mass that our current models think should be present in the large structures we have observed. Dark matter accounts for unobserved mass that we think should be there.
After devising the mechanism for fermion formation, we explored its expressions further, and found that there would be 'clouds' of fermions surrounding regular matter.
These fermions would not be conserved like ordinary matter. Instead, they would be formed only once, then radiate away as bosons, effectively disappearing into vacuum, perhaps to form other fermions elsewhere.
For this to be sustained, we require:
That last point is important: that the bosons have low mass-energy. This prevents fermions from becoming localized; the low mass-energy allows bosons to propagate far before being collapsed in a fermion event. This means that the fermions will be comprised of different bosons every time one is formed, which describes a plasma quite well: the result is a soup of particles that interchange with each other, where fermions have a different identity for each occurrence.
Conversely, bosons having significantly greater mass-energy would create localized and conserved fermions, which describes ordinary matter.
Generally, a system of bosons and fermions is considered to be a plasma whenever its flux approaches or exceeds the mass-energy of the particles we're observing. There are many such examples:
Our construction is not quite the same as WIMPs (weakly-interacting massive particles), because our particles have very little mass. Otherwise their interaction properties are broadly similar, notably:
We originally proposed the creation of a 'fermion cloud' around dense bodies, in 2009, and in our 2010 paper:
Fundamentally, we assume that there is no aether. However, because all fermions radiate themselves as bosons, and the conditions for further fermions can occur in the intermediate space, we can show that an aether-like sea of fermion events could form if there is sufficient surrounding matter and time for its bosons to propagate and intersect (fig.1).
This is not a continuous background aether, is not fundamental, and may seem random if there is no knowledge of the specific boson sources. The individual fermions will be instantaneous like all other fermions, and will not propagate as idempotents, so they will not be seen to form and move around. Instead, they act as interaction points for fields to influence idempotent fermions or composites.