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Surface density of dark matter haloes on galactic and cluster scales

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Author(s):
Del Popolo, A. [1, 2] ; Cardone, V. F. [3] ; Belvedere, G. [2]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Astron, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Catania, Dipartimento Fis & Astron, I-95125 Catania - Italy
[3] INAF Osservatorio Astron Roma, I-00040 Rome - Italy
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society; v. 429, n. 2, p. 1080-1087, FEB 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 37
Abstract

In this paper, we analysed the correlation between the central surface density and the halo core radius of galaxies, and cluster of galaxies dark matter (DM) haloes, in the framework of the secondary infall model. We used Del Popolo secondary infall model taking into account ordered and random angular momentum, dynamical friction and DM adiabatic contraction to calculate the density profile of haloes, and then these profiles are used to determine the surface density of DM haloes. The main result is that r({*}) (the halo characteristic radius) is not a universal quantity as claimed by Donato et al. and Gentile et al. On the contrary, we find a correlation with the halo mass M-200 in agreement with Cardone \& Tortora, Boyarsky et al. and Napolitano, Romanowsky \& Tortora, but with a significantly smaller scatter, namely 0.16 +/- 0.05. We also consider the baryon column density finding this latter being indeed a constant for low-mass systems, such as dwarfs, but correlating with mass with a slope of alpha = 0.18 +/- 0.05. In the case of the surface density of DM for a system composed only of DM, as in dissipationless simulations, we get alpha = 0.20 +/- 0.05. These results leave little room for the recently claimed universality of (dark and stellar) column density. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/20688-1 - Constraining accelerating models of the universe with SNe type IA, galaxy clusters, small-scale structure and complementary observations
Grantee:Jose Ademir Sales de Lima
Support type: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International