Is Self-Interacting Dark Matter Undergoing Dark Fusion?

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McDermott, Samuel D. (2017)
  • Publisher: APS
  • Journal: Physical Review Letters (issn: 1079-7114)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.221806
  • Subject: 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... View more
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