Sep 27 – 30, 2021
Yerevan, Armenia
Etc/GMT+4 timezone

Neutron stars as dark matter probes

Sep 29, 2021, 5:10 PM
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia

Department of Physics, Alex Manukyan str. 1, Yerevan, Armenia


Dr Violetta Sagun (University of Coimbra)


We study an impact of asymmetric fermionic and bosonic dark matter on general properties and tidal deformabilities of neutron stars and their ability to reach the two solar masses limit. It allows us to present a new range of masses of dark matter particles and their fractions inside the star. Our analysis is based on the observational fact of the existence of two pulsars reaching this limit and on the theoretically predicted reduction of the neutron star maximal mass caused by the accumulation of dark matter in its interior. We also explore conditions of formation a dense dark matter core or an extended dark halo around a neutron star. By using recent results on the spatial distribution of dark matter in the Milky Way, we present an estimate of its fraction inside the neutron stars located in the Galaxy center.

Primary authors

Oleksii Ivanytskyi (University of Wroclaw) Dr Violetta Sagun (University of Coimbra)

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