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Fifth force constraints from galaxy warps
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC). Technische Universität München, Germany.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4677-5843
Number of Authors: 42018 (English)In: Physical Review D: covering particles, fields, gravitation, and cosmology, ISSN 2470-0010, E-ISSN 2470-0029, Vol. 98, no 8, article id 083010Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Intragalaxy signals contain a wealth of information on fundamental physics, both the dark sector and the nature of gravity. While so far largely unexplored, such probes are set to rise dramatically in importance as upcoming surveys provide data of unprecedented quantity and quality on galaxy structure and dynamics. In this paper, we use warping of stellar disks to test the chameleon-or symmetron-screened fifth forces which generically arise when new fields couple to matter. We take r-band images of mostly late-type galaxies from the Nasa Sloan Atlas and develop an automated algorithm to quantify the degree of U-shaped warping they exhibit. We then forward model the warp signal as a function of fifth-force strength, Delta G/G(N), and range, lambda(C), and the gravitational environments and internal properties of the galaxies, including full propagation of the non-Gaussian uncertainties. Convolving this fifth-force likelihood function with a Gaussian describing astrophysical and observational noise and then constraining Delta G/G(N) and lambda(C) by Markov chain Monte Carlo, we find the overall likelihood to be significantly increased (Delta log (L) similar or equal to 20) by adding a screened fifth force with lambda(C) similar or equal to 2 Mpc and Delta G/G(N) similar or equal to 0.01. The variation of Delta log (L) with lambda(C) is quantitatively as expected from the correlation of the magnitude of the fifth-force field with the force's range, and a similar model without screening achieves no increase in likelihood over the General Relativistic case Delta G = 0. Although these results are in good agreement with a previous analysis of the same model using offsets between galaxies' stellar and gas mass centroids [H. Desmond et al., Phys. Rev. D 98, 064015 (2018).], we caution that the effects of confounding baryonic and dark matter physics must be thoroughly investigated for the results of the inference to be unambiguous.

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2018. Vol. 98, no 8, article id 083010
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-161956DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.083010ISI: 000447304400001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-161956DiVA, id: diva2:1262614
Available from: 2018-11-12 Created: 2018-11-12 Last updated: 2018-11-12Bibliographically approved

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