Dark matter equation of motion and density profiles Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Cold dark matter simulations appear to disagree with the observations on small distance scales. Here we consider a modified description of CDM particles which is implied by a new fundamental theory: In this picture, the dark matter is composed of supersymmetric WIMPs, but they are scalar bosons with an unconventional equation of motion. The modified dynamics leads to much weaker gravitational binding, and therefore to a reduced tendency to form small clumps and central cusps.

author list (cited authors)

  • Mondragon, A. R., & Allen, R. E.

publication date

  • January 1, 2001 11:11 AM