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Title: Need for purely laboratory-based axionlike particle searches

Abstract

The PVLAS signal has led to the proposal of many experiments searching for light bosons coupled to photons. The coupling strength probed by these near-future searches is, however, far from the allowed region, if astrophysical bounds apply. But the environmental conditions for the production of axionlike particles in stars are very different from those present in laboratories. We consider the case in which the coupling and the mass of an axionlike particle depend on environmental conditions such as the temperature and matter density. This can relax astrophysical bounds by several orders of magnitude, just enough to allow for the PVLAS signal. This creates exciting possibilities for a detection in near-future experiments.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ;  [3]; ;  [4]
  1. Centre for Particle Theory, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3LE (United Kingdom)
  2. (Germany)
  3. Grup de Fisica Teorica and Institut de Fisica d'Altes Energies, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain)
  4. Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20933207
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.75.013004; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; AXIONS; MASS; MATTER; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; PHOTONS; RADIATION DETECTION

Citation Formats

Jaeckel, Joerg, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg, Masso, Eduard, Redondo, Javier, Ringwald, Andreas, and Takahashi, Fuminobu. Need for purely laboratory-based axionlike particle searches. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.013004.
Jaeckel, Joerg, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg, Masso, Eduard, Redondo, Javier, Ringwald, Andreas, & Takahashi, Fuminobu. Need for purely laboratory-based axionlike particle searches. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.013004.
Jaeckel, Joerg, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg, Masso, Eduard, Redondo, Javier, Ringwald, Andreas, and Takahashi, Fuminobu. Mon . "Need for purely laboratory-based axionlike particle searches". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.013004.
@article{osti_20933207,
title = {Need for purely laboratory-based axionlike particle searches},
author = {Jaeckel, Joerg and Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron, Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg and Masso, Eduard and Redondo, Javier and Ringwald, Andreas and Takahashi, Fuminobu},
abstractNote = {The PVLAS signal has led to the proposal of many experiments searching for light bosons coupled to photons. The coupling strength probed by these near-future searches is, however, far from the allowed region, if astrophysical bounds apply. But the environmental conditions for the production of axionlike particles in stars are very different from those present in laboratories. We consider the case in which the coupling and the mass of an axionlike particle depend on environmental conditions such as the temperature and matter density. This can relax astrophysical bounds by several orders of magnitude, just enough to allow for the PVLAS signal. This creates exciting possibilities for a detection in near-future experiments.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.75.013004},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 1,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}