Gravitational Waves from Binary Mergers of Subsolar Mass Dark Black Holes

Sarah Elizabeth Shandera, Donghui Jeong, Henry S.Grasshorn Gebhardt

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Abstract

We explore the possible spectrum of binary mergers of subsolar mass black holes formed out of dark matter particles interacting via a dark electromagnetism. We estimate the properties of these dark black holes by assuming that their formation process is parallel to Population-III star formation, except that dark molecular cooling can yield a smaller opacity limit. We estimate the binary coalescence rates for the Advanced LIGO and Einstein telescope, and find that scenarios compatible with all current constraints could produce dark black holes at rates high enough for detection by Advanced LIGO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number241102
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume120
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 12 2018

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gravitational waves
LIGO (observatory)
Population III stars
estimates
opacity
coalescing
star formation
dark matter
telescopes
electromagnetism
cooling

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