Exploration of simple scenarios involving Fuzzy Dark Matter cores and gas at local scales

I. Alvarez-Rios, F. S. Guzman

Submitted on 30 June 2022


We introduce a tool that solves the Schr\"odinger-Euler-Poisson system of equations and allows the study of the interaction between ultralight bosonic dark matter, whose dynamics is described with the Schr\"odinger-Poisson system and luminous matter which, as a first approximation, is modeled with a single component compressible ideal fluid. The two matter fields are coupled through the Poisson equation, whose source is the addition of both, dark matter and gas densities. We describe the numerical methods used to solve the system of equations and present tests for each of the two components, that show the accuracy and convergence properties of the code. As simple possible applications we present some toy scenarios: i) the merger between a core of dark matter with a cloud of gas that could be the process of galaxy formation, ii) the merger of bosonic dark matter plus gas configurations emulating basic models of galaxy mergers, and iii) the post merger properties, including the dark-matter offset from gas and the correlation between oscillations of the bosonic core and those of the gas.


Comment: 14 pages, 19 figures, submitted to MNRAS

Subjects: Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies; Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics; General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology