Low mass stellar evolution with WIMP capture and annihilation

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Title: Low mass stellar evolution with WIMP capture and annihilation
Authors: Scott, PC
Edsjö, J
Fairbairn, M
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Recent work has indicated that WIMP annihilation in stellar cores has the potential to contribute significantly to a star's total energy production. We report on progress in simulating the effects of WIMP capture and annihilation upon stellar structure and evolution near supermassive black holes, using the new DarkStars code. Preliminary results indicate that low-mass stars are the most inuenced by WIMP annihilation, which could have consequences for upcoming observational programs.
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2008
Date of Acceptance: 24-Sep-2007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/54141
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789812814357_0038
ISBN: 9812814345
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing
Start Page: 387
End Page: 392
Journal / Book Title: Proceedings of the 6th International Heidelberg Conference on Dark Matter in Astroparticle and Particle Physics, Dark 2007
Copyright Statement: © 2007 World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Conference Name: 6th International Heidelberg Conference 2007
Keywords: astro-ph
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2007-09-24
Finish Date: 2007-09-28
Conference Place: Sydney, Australia
Appears in Collections:Physics
Faculty of Natural Sciences

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