Can dark matter explain the braking index of neutron stars?

C. Kouvaris, M. A. Perez-Garcia

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Resumé

We explore a new mechanism of slowing down the rotation of neutron stars via accretion of millicharged dark matter. We find that this mechanism yields pulsar braking indices that can be substantially smaller than the standard n similar to 3 of the magnetic dipole radiation model for millicharged dark matter particles that are not excluded by existing experimental constraints thus accommodating existing observations.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer103539
TidsskriftPhysical Review D (Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology)
Vol/bind89
Udgave nummer10
Antal sider5
ISSN0556-2821
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2014

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