Tully-Fisher relation, galactic rotation curves and dissipative mirror dark matter
JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2014
If dark matter is dissipative then the distribution of dark matter within galactic halos can be governed by dissipation, heating and hydrostatic equilibrium. Previous work has shown that a specific model, in the framework of mirror dark matter, can explain several empirical galactic scaling relations. It is shown here that this dynamical halo model implies a quasi-isothermal dark matter density, ρ(r) ∼ ρ 02=(r2 + r02), where the core radius, r0, scales with disk scale length, rD, via r0/kpc ∼ 1:4 (rD/kpc). Additionally, the product ρ0r0 is roughly constant, i.e. independent of galaxy size (the constant is set by the parameters of the model). The derived dark matter density profile implies th..View full abstract
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The author would like to thank Filippo Mannucci for very helpful correspondence. This work was supported by the Australian Research Council.