Friday, June 28, 2013

1306.6586 (Francesc Ferrer et al.)

The impact of the phase-space density on the indirect detection of dark matter    [PDF]

Francesc Ferrer, Daniel R. Hunter
We study the indirect detection of dark matter when the local dark matter velocity distribution depends upon position, as expected for the Milky Way and its dwarf spheroidal satellites, and the annihilation cross-section is not purely s-wave. Using a phase-space distribution consistent with the dark matter density profile, we present estimates of cosmic and gamma-ray fluxes from dark matter annihilations. The expectations for the indirect detection of dark matter can differ significantly from the usual calculation that assumes that the velocity of the dark matter particles follows a Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution.
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