Search for dark matter effects on gravitational signals from neutron star mergers

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Ellis, John; Hektor, Andi; Hütsi, Gert; Kannike, Kristjan; Marzola, Luca; Raidal, Martti; Vaskonen, Ville;
(2018)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Physics letters B (issn: 0370-2693)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.04.048
  • Subject: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology | High Energy Physics - Phenomenology | Physics | Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | QC1-999 | Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

Motivated by the recent detection of the gravitational wave signal emitted by a binary neutron star merger, we analyse the possible impact of dark matter on such signals. We show that dark matter cores in merging neutron stars may yield an observable supplementary peak ... View more
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