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Advances in Astronomy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 509682, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/509682
Research Article

A Scalar Field Dark Matter Model and Its Role in the Large-Scale Structure Formation in the Universe

Departamento de Física, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Apdo. Postal 18-1027, 11801 México, DF, Mexico

Received 21 December 2011; Revised 14 March 2012; Accepted 26 March 2012

Academic Editor: Dario Nuñez

Copyright © 2012 Mario A. Rodríguez-Meza. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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