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Title: Search for compact dark matter objects in the solar system with LIGO data

Abstract

Dark matter could be composed of compact dark objects (CDOs). A close binary of CDOs orbiting in the interior of solar system bodies can be a loud source of gravitational waves (GWs) for the LIGO and VIRGO detectors. We perform the first search ever for this type of signal and rule out close binaries orbiting near the center of the Sun with GW frequencies (twice the orbital frequency) between 50 and 550 Hz and CDO masses above $$\approx 10^{-9} M_\odot$$. This mass limit is eight orders of magnitude lower than the mass probed in a LIGO search at extra galactic distances.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP)
OSTI Identifier:
1573080
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1660438
Grant/Contract Number:  
FG02-87ER40365; SC0018083; FG02-00ER41132
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physics Letters B Journal Volume: 800 Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
Netherlands
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Horowitz, C. J., Papa, M. A., and Reddy, S. Search for compact dark matter objects in the solar system with LIGO data. Netherlands: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2019.135072.
Horowitz, C. J., Papa, M. A., & Reddy, S. Search for compact dark matter objects in the solar system with LIGO data. Netherlands. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2019.135072
Horowitz, C. J., Papa, M. A., and Reddy, S. Thu . "Search for compact dark matter objects in the solar system with LIGO data". Netherlands. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2019.135072.
@article{osti_1573080,
title = {Search for compact dark matter objects in the solar system with LIGO data},
author = {Horowitz, C. J. and Papa, M. A. and Reddy, S.},
abstractNote = {Dark matter could be composed of compact dark objects (CDOs). A close binary of CDOs orbiting in the interior of solar system bodies can be a loud source of gravitational waves (GWs) for the LIGO and VIRGO detectors. We perform the first search ever for this type of signal and rule out close binaries orbiting near the center of the Sun with GW frequencies (twice the orbital frequency) between 50 and 550 Hz and CDO masses above $\approx 10^{-9} M_\odot$. This mass limit is eight orders of magnitude lower than the mass probed in a LIGO search at extra galactic distances.},
doi = {10.1016/j.physletb.2019.135072},
journal = {Physics Letters B},
number = C,
volume = 800,
place = {Netherlands},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
}

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