Quark matter as dark matter in modeling galactic halos
Farook Rahman, P.K.F. Kuhfittig, Ruhul Amin, Gurudas Mandal,
Saibal Ray and Nasarul Islam
Considering the flat rotation curves as input and treating the matter content in the galactic halo
region as quark matter, we have found out a background spacetime metric for the region of the
galactic halo. We obtain fairly general conditions that ensure that gravity in the halo region is attractive. We also investigate the stability of circular orbits, along with a different role for quark
matter. Bag-model quark matter meeting these conditions therefore provides a suitable model for dark matter.
Source: Physics Letters B , Vol. 714, No. 2-5, pp. 131-135