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Title: Axion structure formation – II. The wrath of collapse

Abstract

ABSTRACT The first paper in this series showed that quantum chromodynamic axion dark matter, as a highly correlated Bose fluid, contains extra-classical physics on cosmological scales. The source of the derived extra-classical physics is exchange–correlation interactions induced by the constraints of symmetric particle exchange and interaxion correlations from self-gravitation. The paper also showed that the impact of extra-classical physics on early structure formation is marginal, as the exchange–correlation interaction is inherently non-linear. This paper continues the study of axion structure formation into the non-linear regime, considering the case of full collapse and virialization. The N-body method is chosen to study the collapse, and its algorithms are derived for a condensed Bose fluid. Simulations of isolated gravitational collapse are performed for both Bose and cold dark matter fluids using a prototype N-body code. Unique Bose structures are found to survive even the most violent collapses. Bose post-collapse features include dynamical changes to global structures, creation of new broad sub-structures, violations of classical binding energy conditions, and new fine structures. Effective models of the novel structures are constructed and possibilities for their observation are discussed.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Institut für Astrophysik, Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, D-Deutschland 37707, Germany, Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1560, USA
  2. Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1580, USA
  3. Department of Physics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1560, USA
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Research Org.:
Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1607601
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1802236
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0011665
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Journal Volume: 493 Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; Astronomy & Astrophysics; methods: numerical; galaxies: formation; galaxies: haloes; galaxies: structure; dark matter

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Lentz, Erik W., Quinn, Thomas R., and Rosenberg, Leslie J. Axion structure formation – II. The wrath of collapse. United Kingdom: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1093/mnras/staa557.
Lentz, Erik W., Quinn, Thomas R., & Rosenberg, Leslie J. Axion structure formation – II. The wrath of collapse. United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa557
Lentz, Erik W., Quinn, Thomas R., and Rosenberg, Leslie J. Mon . "Axion structure formation – II. The wrath of collapse". United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa557.
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