Photon spectrum of asymmetric dark stars

Andrea Maselli*, Chris Kouvaris, Kostas D. Kokkotas

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Asymmetric Dark Stars, i.e. compact objects formed from the collapse of asymmetric dark matter could potentially produce a detectable photon flux if dark matter particles self-interact via dark photons that kinetically mix with ordinary photons. The morphology of the emitted spectrum is significantly different and therefore distinguishable from a typical black-body one. Given the above and the fact that asymmetric dark stars can have masses outside the range of neutron stars, the detection of such a spectrum can be considered as a smoking gun signature for the existence of these exotic stars.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2150003
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics D
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Dark matter
  • relativistic stars


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