The first WIMPy halos

Green AM, Hofmann S, Schwarz D (2005)
JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS 2005(08): 003.

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Dark matter direct and indirect detection signals depend crucially on the dark matter distribution. While the formation of large scale structure is independent of the nature of the cold dark matter (CDM), the fate of inhomogeneities on subgalactic scales, and hence the present day CDM distribution on these scales, depends on the microphysics of the CDM particles. We study the density contrast of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) on subgalactic scales. We calculate the damping of the primordial power spectrum due to collisional damping and free streaming of WIMPy CDM and show that free streaming leads to a CDM power spectrum with a sharp cut-off at about 10(-6) M-circle dot. We also calculate the transfer function for the growth of the inhomogeneities in the linear regime, taking into account the suppression in the growth of the CDM density contrast after matter-radiation equality due to baryons and show that our analytic results are in good agreement with numerical calculations. Combining the transfer function with the damping of the primordial fluctuations we produce a WMAP normalized primordial CDM power spectrum, which can serve as an input for high resolution CDM simulations. We find that the smallest inhomogeneities typically have comoving radius of about 1 pc and enter the nonlinear regime at a red-shift of 60 +/- 20. We study the effect of scale dependence of the primordial power spectrum on these numbers and also use the spherical collapse model to make simple estimates of the properties of the first generation of WIMP halos to form. We find that the very first WIMPy halos may have a significant impact on indirect dark matter searches.
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Green AM, Hofmann S, Schwarz D. The first WIMPy halos. JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS. 2005;2005(08): 003.
Green, A. M., Hofmann, S., & Schwarz, D. (2005). The first WIMPy halos. JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS, 2005(08): 003.
Green, A. M., Hofmann, S., and Schwarz, D. (2005). The first WIMPy halos. JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS 2005:003.
Green, A.M., Hofmann, S., & Schwarz, D., 2005. The first WIMPy halos. JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS, 2005(08): 003.
A.M. Green, S. Hofmann, and D. Schwarz, “The first WIMPy halos”, JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS, vol. 2005, 2005, : 003.
Green, A.M., Hofmann, S., Schwarz, D.: The first WIMPy halos. JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS. 2005, : 003 (2005).
Green, AM, Hofmann, S, and Schwarz, Dominik. “The first WIMPy halos”. JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS 2005.08 (2005): 003.
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