Thursday, July 25, 2013

1307.6519 (Jordi Casanellas et al.)

Constraints on asymmetric dark matter from asteroseismology    [PDF]

Jordi Casanellas, Ilídio Lopes
We report recent results on the impact of asymmetric dark matter (DM) particles on low-mass stars. First, we found that the small convective core expected in stars with masses between 1.1 and 1.3 Msun is suppressed due to DM cooling. Moreover, stars with masses below 1 Msun have their central temperatures and densities more strongly influenced by DM than in the solar case. We were able to put limits to the DM mass and spin-dependent DM-proton scattering cross section by comparing the modelling of the nearby star Alpha Cen B with photometric, spectroscopic and asteroseismic observations.
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