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2016MNRAS.460..363L - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 460, 363-372 (2016/July-3)

Constraints on the identity of the dark matter from strong gravitational lenses.

LI R., FRENK C.S., COLE S., GAO L., BOSE S. and HELLWING W.A.

Abstract (from CDS):

The cold dark matter (CDM) cosmological model unambiguously predicts that a large number of haloes should survive as subhaloes when they are accreted into a larger halo. The CDM model would be ruled out if such substructures were shown not to exist. By contrast, if the dark matter consists of Warm Dark Matter (WDM) particles, then below a threshold mass that depends on the particle mass far fewer substructures would be present. Finding subhaloes below a certain mass would then rule out warm particle masses below some value. Strong gravitational lensing provides a clean method to measure the subhalo mass function through distortions in the structure of Einstein rings and giant arcs. Using mock lensing observations constructed from high-resolution N-body simulations, we show that measurements of approximately 100 strong lens systems with a detection limit of M_low=10^7 h^-1 M_☉ would clearly distinguish CDM from WDM in the case where this consists of 7 keV sterile neutrinos such as those that might be responsible for the 3.5 keV X-ray emission line recently detected in galaxies and clusters.

Abstract Copyright: © 2016 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): gravitational lensing: strong - methods: statistical - galaxies: haloes - dark matter - dark matter

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