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Title: Constraining a Thin Dark Matter Disk with G a i a

Abstract

We report that if a component of the dark matter has dissipative interactions, it could collapse to form a thin dark disk in our Galaxy that is coplanar with the baryonic disk. It has been suggested that dark disks could explain a variety of observed phenomena, including periodic comet impacts. Using the first data release from the Gaia space observatory, we search for a dark disk via its effect on stellar kinematics in the Milky Way. Finally, our new limits disfavor the presence of a thin dark matter disk, and we present updated measurements on the total matter density in the Solar neighborhood.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Univ. of California, San Diego, CA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
  4. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1487085
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1465626
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-05CH11231; SC00012567; SC0013999]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 121; Journal Issue: 8]; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

Citation Formats

Schutz, Katelin, Lin, Tongyan, Safdi, Benjamin R., and Wu, Chih-Liang. Constraining a Thin Dark Matter Disk with Gaia. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.121.081101.
Schutz, Katelin, Lin, Tongyan, Safdi, Benjamin R., & Wu, Chih-Liang. Constraining a Thin Dark Matter Disk with Gaia. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.121.081101.
Schutz, Katelin, Lin, Tongyan, Safdi, Benjamin R., and Wu, Chih-Liang. Tue . "Constraining a Thin Dark Matter Disk with Gaia". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.121.081101. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1487085.
@article{osti_1487085,
title = {Constraining a Thin Dark Matter Disk with Gaia},
author = {Schutz, Katelin and Lin, Tongyan and Safdi, Benjamin R. and Wu, Chih-Liang},
abstractNote = {We report that if a component of the dark matter has dissipative interactions, it could collapse to form a thin dark disk in our Galaxy that is coplanar with the baryonic disk. It has been suggested that dark disks could explain a variety of observed phenomena, including periodic comet impacts. Using the first data release from the Gaia space observatory, we search for a dark disk via its effect on stellar kinematics in the Milky Way. Finally, our new limits disfavor the presence of a thin dark matter disk, and we present updated measurements on the total matter density in the Solar neighborhood.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevlett.121.081101},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = [8],
volume = [121],
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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