WIMP Annihilation and Cooling of Neutron Stars

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Abstract

We study the effect of WIMP annihilation on the temperature of a neutron star. We shall argue that the released energy due to WIMP annihilation inside the neutron stars, might affect the temperature of stars older than 10 million years, flattening out the temperature at $\sim 10^4$ K for a typical neutron star.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume77
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)023006
Number of pages9
ISSN2470-0010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • astro-ph

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