Can cold dark matter paradigm explain the central-surface-densities relation?

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Abstract

Recently, a very strong correlation between the central surface density of stars and dynamical mass in 135 disk galaxies has been obtained. It has been shown that this central-surface-densities relation agrees very well with Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND). In this article, we show that if we assume the baryons have an isothermal distribution and dark matter exists, then it is possible to derive by means of the Jeans equation an analytic central-surface-densities relation connecting dark matter and baryons that agrees with the observed relation. We find that the observed central-surface-densities relation can also be accommodated in the context of dark matter provided the latter is described by an isothermal profile. Therefore, the observed relation is consistent with not only MOND. Copyright © 2017 National Astronomical Observatories, CAS and IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Article number74
JournalResearch in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume17
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Citation

Chan, M.-H. (2017). Can cold dark matter paradigm explain the central-surface-densities relation?. Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 17(7), article 74.

Keywords

  • (cosmology:) dark matter

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