We report the results of extended high-resolution numerical integrations of the Vlasov-Poisson equation for the collapse of spherically symmetric warm dark matter (WDM) halos. For thermal relics with mass m=1keV/c2, we find collapsed halos with cores of size 0.1 to 0.6 kpc. The typical core is hollow, with the mass density decreasing towards the core center by almost three orders of magnitude from its maximum near the core radius rc. The core is in equilibrium with the diffused part of the halo but far from virialization. These properties are rooted in the conservation of the squared angular momentum and in the original excess, proper of WDM initial conditions, of kinetic energy in the core region. In a sample of more than one hundred simulated collapses, the values of rc and of the core density ρc are in the range typical of dwarf spheroids, while the maximal circular velocities Vmax are proper of small disk galaxies. The product μc=ρcrc takes values between 116M/pc2 and 283M/pc2, while the surface density μ0, as determined from a Burkert fit, is roughly three times larger. From these data and data obtained at smaller values of m, we extrapolate for one particular halo μc=263(308)M/pc2 and μ0=754(855)M/pc2 at m=2(3.3)keV/c2, to be compared with the observed value 140-52+83M/pc2. In view of the many improvements and enhancements available, we conclude that WDM is a viable solution for explaining the presence and the size of cores in low mass galaxies.
Destri, C. (2014). Hollow cores in warm dark matter halos from the Vlasov-Poisson equation. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY, 90(12).
|Citazione:||Destri, C. (2014). Hollow cores in warm dark matter halos from the Vlasov-Poisson equation. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY, 90(12).|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Hollow cores in warm dark matter halos from the Vlasov-Poisson equation|
DESTRI, CLAUDIO (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Rivista:||PHYSICAL REVIEW D, PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.90.123531|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|