Dark matter spikes and indirect detection

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Title: Dark matter spikes and indirect detection
Author: Merritt, David
Abstract: Annihilation radiation from supersymmetric particles at the Galactic center could be greatly enhanced if the dark matter density is peaked around the supermassive black hole. Arguments for and against the existence of density spikes are reviewed. Spikes are destroyed during mergers, and there is strong evidence for this effect in stellar density profiles. The dark matter spike at the Galactic center probably suffered this fate.
Description: Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on the Identification of Dark Matter, York, UK, 2-6 September 2002Also archived in: arXiv:astro-ph/0301365 v1 17 Jan 2003RIT community members may access full-text via RIT Libraries licensed databases: http://library.rit.edu/databases/
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/1430
Date: 2002-09

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