Dark Matter - Systematics of its distribution

Cowsik, R. ; Vasanthi, M. (1986) Dark Matter - Systematics of its distribution Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy, 7 (1). pp. 29-38. ISSN 0250-6335

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The dynamical masses of dwarf-spheroidals, spiral and elliptical galaxies, dwarf irregular binaries, groups of galaxies and clusters are shown to lie in a band about the M~ρR3 line. The value of ρ is approximately the same as that estimated for unseen matter in the solar neighbourhood. The clusters themselves lie about the M~R-3 line derived for a self-gravitating neutrino gas; their masses are distributed around the maximum Jeans-mass, MJmax. corresponding to mv≃10 eV in an expanding universe. The present day length scales of clusters and the dispersion in the velocities observed within them are understood in terms of a 100-fold expansion subsequent to the initial growth of the fluctuations at MJmax. These systematics on the R-M plane imply that the initial condensations in the expanding universe are on the scale of the rich clusters of galaxies, these condensations were triggered dominantly by the gravitation of the neutrinos and the constant density of all systems arises naturally due to the embedding of these systems in the large scale neutrino condensations. If the neutrino density falls off as r-2 beyond the cluster edge till the distributions from different clusters overlap, then the mean density of the neutrinos approximately equals the closure density of the universe.

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Keywords:Galaxies; Dark Matter-galaxies; Formation-neutrino; Mass
ID Code:20674
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