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dc.contributor.authorHorne, Keith Douglas
dc.identifier.citationHorne , K D 2016 , ' Conformal gravity rotation curves with a conformal Higgs halo ' , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , vol. 458 , no. 4 , pp. 4122-4128 .
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dc.description.abstractWe discuss the effect of a conformally coupled Higgs field on Conformal Gravity (CG) predictions for the rotation curves of galaxies. The Mannheim-Kazanas (MK) metric is a valid vacuum solution of CG's 4-th order Poisson equation if and only if the Higgs field has a particular radial profile, S(r) = S0 a/(r + a), decreasing from S0 at r = 0 with radial scale length a. Since particle rest masses scale with S(r)/S0, their world lines do not follow time-like geodesics of the MK metric gμν, as previously assumed, but rather those of the Higgs-frame MK metric ḡμν = Ω2 gμν, with the conformal factor Ω(r) = S(r)/S0. We show that the required stretching of the MK metric exactly cancels the linear potential that has been invoked to fit galaxy rotation curves without dark matter. We also formulate, for spherical structures with a Higgs halo S(r), the CG equations that must be solved for viable astrophysical tests of CG using galaxy and cluster dynamics and lensing.
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dc.subjectGalaxies: kinematics and dynamicsen
dc.subjectCosmoslogy: theory, dark matter, dark energyen
dc.subjectQB Astronomyen
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.titleConformal gravity rotation curves with a conformal Higgs haloen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Physics and Astronomyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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