We confirm and extend the recent finding that the central surface density r_0*rho_0 galaxy dark matter halos, where r_0 and rho_0 are the halo core radius and central density, is nearly constant and independent of galaxy luminosity. Based on the co-added rotation curves of about 1000 spiral galaxies, mass models of individual dwarf irregular and spiral galaxies of late and early types with high-quality rotation curves and, galaxy-galaxy weak lensing signals from a sample of spiral and elliptical galaxies, we find that log(r_0*rho_0) = 2.15 +- 0.2, in units of log(Msol/pc^2). We also show that the observed kinematics of Local Group dwarf spheroidal galaxies are consistent with this value. Our results are obtained for galactic systems spanning over 14 magnitudes, belonging to different Hubble Types, and whose mass profiles have been determined by several independent methods. In the same objects, the approximate constancy of rho_0*r_0 is in sharp contrast to the systematical variations, by several orders of magnitude, of galaxy properties, including rho_0 and central stellar surface density.
|Titolo:||A constant dark matter halo surface density in galaxies|
|Autori:||Donato, F.; Gentile, G.; Salucci, P.; Frigerio Martins, C.; Wilkinson, M. I.; Gilmore, G.; Grebel, E. K.; Koch, A.; Wyse, R.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1365-2966.2009.15004.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|