Gravothermal collapse of self-interacting dark matter halos and the origin of massive black holes

Shmuel Balberg*, Stuart L. Shapiro

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Abstract

The gravothermal collapse of self-interacting dark matter (SIDM) halos and the origin of massive black holes is discussed. The black hole formation is the consequence of relativistic core collapse following the gravothermal catastrophe in SIDM halos. The studies of SIDM through N-body simulations and by a gravothermal approach confirmed that the SIDM halos were consistent with the observations where they exhibited a flat density core.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number101301
Pages (from-to)1013011-1013014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume88
Issue number10
StatePublished - 11 Mar 2002

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