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Title: Self-interacting dark matter

Abstract

The particle physics nature of dark matter (DM) can leave an imprint on the structure of Universe. If DM has a sizable cross section for self-interactions (much larger than the typical weak scale cross section), this can affect the density profiles of DM halos. Moreover, there exist long-standing discrepancies on small scales between astrophysical observations and predictions from N-body simulations of collisionless DM, which suggests that DM may be self-interacting. Here, we review these discrepancies, we discuss the particle physics implications of self-interacting DM, and we show that DM self-interactions have interesting implications for direct and indirect detection searches.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22306234
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1604; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: PPC 2013: 7. international conference on interconnections between particle physics and cosmology, Lead-Deadwood, SD (United States), 24 Jun - 6 Jul 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ASTROPHYSICS; CROSS SECTIONS; DENSITY; DETECTION; FORECASTING; INTERACTIONS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; SIMULATION; UNIVERSE

Citation Formats

Tulin, Sean. Self-interacting dark matter. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4883420.
Tulin, Sean. Self-interacting dark matter. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4883420.
Tulin, Sean. 2014. "Self-interacting dark matter". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4883420.
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