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Seminario: Can Dark Matter explain the Braking Index of Neutron Stars?

Ponente: Angeles Pérez García, USAL

Lugar: Seminario Dpto. Física Teórica y del Cosmos

Fecha: 09/01/2014

Hora (24h): 12:00

We explore the possibility that millicharged dark matter may give an additional significant contribution to regular baryonic matter in the mechanism of spin down in a pulsar. We find that the pulsar braking index can be largely affected, departing from the canonical n = 3 value for the aligned rotator in some regions of the dark matter particle charge-to-mass ratio phase space. These results are not excluded by existing experimental constraints and allow to accommodate existing observations.