Is Self-Interacting Dark Matter Undergoing Dark Fusion?
McDermott, Samuel D.
- Publisher: APS
Physical Review Letters
High Energy Physics - Phenomenology | Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies | Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
We suggest that two-to-two dark matter fusion may be the relaxation process that resolves the small-scale structure problems of the cold collisionless dark matter paradigm. In order for the fusion cross section to scale correctly across many decades of astrophysical mas...