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Gravitational lensing with stochastic substructure: Effects of the clump mass function and spatial distribution

@article{Keeton2009GravitationalLW,
  title={Gravitational lensing with stochastic substructure: Effects of the clump mass function and spatial distribution},
  author={C. Keeton},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2009}
}
  • C. Keeton
  • Published 2009
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
Mass clumps in gravitational lens galaxies can perturb lensed images in characteristic ways. Strong lens flux ratios have been used to constrain the amount of dark matter substructure in lens galaxies, and various other observables have been considered as additional probes of substructure. We study the general theory of lensing with stochastic substructure in order to understand how lensing observables depend on the mass function and spatial distribution of clumps. We find that… Expand
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