Constraints on the identity of the dark matter from strong gravitational lenses

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Li, Ran; Frenk, Carlos S.; Cole, Shaun; Gao, Liang; Bose, Sownak; Hellwing, Wojciech A.;
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Journal: volume 460,pages363-372issn: 0035-8711
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/mnras/stw939
  • Subject: Astronomy and Astrophysics | STFC | ST/K00090/1 | Cosmology and Gravitation | ST/K00042X/1 | ST/H008519/1 | Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics | /dk/atira/pure/core/subjects/cosmology | strong [gravitational lensing] | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3103 | RCUK | substructure [galaxy] | ST/K003267/1 | Dark matter | ST/L00075X/1
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics

The cold dark matter (CDM) cosmological model unambiguously predicts that a large number of haloes should survive as subhaloes when they are accreted into a larger halo. The CDM model would be ruled out if such substructures were shown not to exist. By contrast, if the ... View more