Neuton stars: Graveyard of charged dark matter

Andrew Gould, Bruce T. Draine, Roger W. Romani, Shmuel Nussinov

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If charged massive particles (102 GeV {less-than or approximate} mx {less-than or approximate} 1016 GeV) made up the dark halo of the Galaxy, they would be present in large numbers in disk stars. In neutron stars theses particles would form a black hole and destroy the star on time scales {less-than or approximate} 10 yr. Charged massive particles therefore cannot make up even a tiny fraction ({less-than or approximate}10-5) of the dark halo.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-343
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number2-4
StatePublished - Apr 5 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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