Chen Daming1; Stacy McGaugh2
Source Publicationresearchinastronomyandastrophysics
AbstractStandard cosmology has many successes on large scales, but faces some fundamental difficulties on small, galactic scales. One such difficulty is the cusp/core problem. High resolution observations of the rotation curves for dark matter domi- nated low surface brightness (LSB) galaxies imply that galactic dark matter halos have a density profile with a flat central core, whereas N-body structure formation simula- tions predict a divergent (cuspy) density profile at the center. It has been proposed that this problem can be resolved by stellar feedback driving turbulent gas motion that erases the initial cusp. However, strong gravitational lensing prefers a cuspy density profile for galactic halos. In this paper, we use the most recent high resolution observations of the rotation curves of LSB galaxies to fit the core size as a function of halo mass, and compare the resultant lensing probability to the observational results for the well defined combined sample of the Cosmic Lens All-Sky Survey (CLASS) and Jodrell Bank/Very Large Array Astrometric Survey (JVAS). The lensing probabilities based on such density profiles are too low to match the observed lensing in CLASS/JVAS. High baryon densities in the galaxies that dominate the lensing statis- tics can reconcile this discrepancy, but only if they steepen the mass profile rather than making it more shallow. This places contradictory demands upon the effects of baryons on the central mass profiles of galaxies.
Document Type期刊论文
2.Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland
First Author AffilicationNational Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Chen Daming,Stacy McGaugh. contradictionbetweenstronglensingstatisticsandafeedbacksolutiontothecuspcoreproblem[J]. researchinastronomyandastrophysics,2010,000(012):1215.
APA Chen Daming,&Stacy McGaugh.(2010).contradictionbetweenstronglensingstatisticsandafeedbacksolutiontothecuspcoreproblem.researchinastronomyandastrophysics,000(012),1215.
MLA Chen Daming,et al."contradictionbetweenstronglensingstatisticsandafeedbacksolutiontothecuspcoreproblem".researchinastronomyandastrophysics 000.012(2010):1215.
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