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Title: Analysing the Effect on CMB in a Parity and Charge Parity Violating Varying Alpha Theory

Analysing the Effect on CMB in a Parity and Charge Parity Violating Varying Alpha Theory In this paper we study in detail the effect of our recently proposed model of parity and charge-parity (PCP) violating varying alpha on the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) photon passing through the intra galaxy-cluster medium (ICM). The ICM is well known to be composed of magnetized plasma. According to our model, the polarization and intensity of the CMB would be affected when traversing through the ICM due to non-trivial scalar photon interactions. We have calculated the evolution of such polarization and intensity collectively, known as the stokes parameters of the CMB photon during its journey through the ICM and tested our results against the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) measurement on Coma galaxy cluster. Our model contains a PCP violating parameter, {beta}, and a scale of alpha variation {omega}. Using the derived constrained on the photon-to-scalar conversion probability, {bar P}{sub {gamma}{yields}{phi}}, for Coma cluster in ref.[34] we found a contour plot in the ({omega},{beta}) parameter plane. The {beta} = 0 line in this parameter space corresponds to well-studied Maxwell-dilaton type models which has lower bound on {omega} {approx}> 6.4 x 10{sup 9} GeV. In general, as the absolute value of {beta} increases, lower bound on {omega} also increases. Our model in general predicts more » the modification of the CMB polarization with a non-trivial dependence on the parity violating coupling parameter {beta}. However, it is unconstrained in this particular study. We show that this effect can in principle be detected in the future measurements on CMB polarization such that {beta} can also be constrained. « less
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OSTI Identifier:1050865
Report Number(s):SLAC-PUB-14987
Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998; arXiv:1111.3026; TRN: US1204679
DOE Contract Number:AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:Journal Article
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Resource Relation:Journal Name: Phys.Rev.D85:043512,2012; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 4
Research Org:SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)
Sponsoring Org:US DOE Office of Science (DOE SC)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; GALAXY CLUSTERS; MODIFICATIONS; PARITY; PHOTONS; PLASMA; POLARIZATION; PROBABILITY; RELICT RADIATION; SCALARS; STOKES PARAMETERS Astrophysics, Phenomenology-HEP,ASTRO, HEPPH