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Title: Derivation of the anisotropy profile, constraints on the local velocity dispersion, and implications for direct detection

We study the implications of a pseudo-phase-space density power-law for the anisotropy profile of a Milky Way-like dark matter halo. Requiring that the anisotropy parameter does not take non-physical values within the virial radius places a maximum value on the local radial velocity dispersion. For a plausible range of halo parameters, it is possible to take a local total velocity dispersion of up to about 300 km/s. Making this choice uniquely specifies the anisotropy and dispersion profiles. We introduce a way to model the local velocity distribution that incorporates this anisotropy and study the impact on direct detection.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Physics Department and The McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 63130 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22369761
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2014; Journal Issue: 02; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ANISOTROPY; DISTRIBUTION; LIMITING VALUES; MILKY WAY; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; POWER DENSITY; RADIAL VELOCITY