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White dwarf stars: Cosmic chronometers and dark matter probes

Salaris, M and Cassisi, S (2018) White dwarf stars: Cosmic chronometers and dark matter probes. Physica Scripta, 93 (4). ISSN 0031-8949

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Abstract

© 2018 IOP Publishing Ltd. White dwarfs (WD) are the endpoint of the evolution of the large majority of stars formed in our galaxy. In the last two decades observations and theory have improved to a level that makes it possible to employ WD for determining ages of the stellar populations in the disk of the Milky Way and in the nearest star clusters, and constrain the existence and properties of dark matter (DM) candidates. This review is centred on WD models, age-dating, and DM identification methods, recent results and future developments of the field.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication/published in Physica Scripta. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1402-4896/aaaef4
Uncontrolled Keywords: 01 Mathematical Sciences, 02 Physical Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 11:15
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 11:15
DOI or Identification number: 10.1088/1402-4896/aaaef4
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8491

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