Effects of dark matter in star formation

  • Kenath ArunEmail author
  • S. B. Gudennavar
  • A. Prasad
  • C. Sivaram
Original Article


The standard model for the formation of structure assumes that there existed small fluctuations in the early universe that grew due to gravitational instability. The origins of these fluctuations are as yet unclear. In this work we propose the role of dark matter in providing the seed for star formation in the early universe. Very recent observations also support the role of dark matter in the formation of these first stars. With this we set observable constraints on luminosities, temperatures, and lifetimes of these early stars with an admixture of dark matter.


Dark matter Structure formation Early universe Maximal luminosity 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics and ElectronicsChrist (Deemed to be University)BengaluruIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsChrist Junior CollegeBengaluruIndia
  3. 3.Center for Space Plasma & Aeronomic ResearchThe University of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsvilleUSA
  4. 4.Indian Institute of AstrophysicsBengaluruIndia

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