Nanolensed Fast Radio Bursts Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • It is suggested that fast radio bursts can probe gravitational lensing by clumpy dark matter objects that range in mass from $10^{-3}M_{\odot}$ to $10^2 M_{\odot}$. They may provide a more sensitive probe than observations of lensing of objects in the Magellanic Clouds, and could find or rule out clumpy dark matter with an extended mass spectrum.

publication date

  • January 1, 2017