Detecting dark matter around black holes with gravitational waves: Effects of dark-matter dynamics on the gravitational waveform

  title={Detecting dark matter around black holes with gravitational waves: Effects of dark-matter dynamics on the gravitational waveform},
  author={Bradley J. Kavanagh and David A. Nichols and Gianfranco Bertone and Daniele Gaggero},
  journal={Physical Review D},
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