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Multiwavelength analysis of low surface brightness galaxies to study possible dark matter signature

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dc.contributor.author Bhattacharjee, P
dc.contributor.author Majumdar, P
dc.contributor.author Mousumi Das
dc.contributor.author Das, Subinoy
dc.contributor.author Joarder, P. S
dc.contributor.author Biswas, Sayan
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-14T06:02:00Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-14T06:02:00Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03
dc.identifier.citation Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 501, No. 3, pp. 4238–4254 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1365-2966
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2248/7624
dc.description Restricted Access © The Royal Astronomical Society https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa3877 en_US
dc.description.abstract Low surface brightness (LSB) galaxies have very diffuse, low surface density stellar discs that appear faint in optical images. They are very rich in neutral hydrogen (H I) gas, which extends well beyond the stellar discs. Their extended H I rotation curves and stellar discs indicate that they have very massive dark matter (DM) haloes compared to normal bright galaxies. Hence, LSB galaxies may represent valuable laboratories for the indirect detection of DM. In this paper, we search for weakly interacting massive particle annihilation signatures in four LSB galaxies and present an analysis of nearly 9 yr of data from the Fermi Large Area Telescope (Fermi-LAT). Above 500 MeV, no excess emission was detected from the LSB galaxies. We obtain constraints on the DM cross-section for different annihilation channels, for both individual and stacked targets. In addition to this, we use radio data from the Very Large Array radio telescope in order to derive DM constraints, following a multiwavelength approach. The constraints obtained from the four considered LSB galaxies are nearly three orders of magnitude weaker than the predicted limits for the thermal relic abundances and the combined limits achieved from Fermi-LAT observations of dwarf spheroidal galaxies. Finally, we discuss the possibility of detecting emission from LSB galaxies using the upcoming ground-based γ-ray and radio observatories, namely the Cherenkov Telescope Array and the Square Kilometre Array. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society en_US
dc.subject software: data analysis en_US
dc.subject dark matter en_US
dc.title Multiwavelength analysis of low surface brightness galaxies to study possible dark matter signature en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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