Viscous self interacting dark matter cosmology for small redshift

Abhishek Atreya, Jitesh R Bhatt, Arvind Kumar Mishra
2019 Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics  
The viscosity of dark matter in cosmological models may cause an accelerated expansion and when this effect is sufficiently large, it can explain the dark energy. In this work, attributing the origin of viscosity to self-interaction of dark matter, we study the viscous cosmology at small redshift (0≤ z≤2.5). Assuming the cluster scale to be virialized and by modeling a power law behavior of velocity gradients, we calculate the Hubble expansion rate, H(z) and the deceleration parameter, q(z). We
more » ... then perform a χ^2 analysis to estimate the best fit model parameters. By using the best fit values, we explain the cosmic chronometer and type Ia supernova data. We conclude that if the dissipative effects become prominent only at the late time of cosmic evolution and are smaller at higher redshift, we can explain the observational data without requiring any dark energy component. Our analysis is independent of any specific model of self interacting dark matter.
doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2019/02/045 fatcat:tedyqty6azhn5awnfuqymfiwaq