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Title: New axion and hidden photon constraints from a solar data global fit

Abstract

We present a new statistical analysis that combines helioseismology (sound speed, surface helium and convective radius) and solar neutrino observations (the {sup 8}B and {sup 7}Be fluxes) to place upper limits to the properties of non standard weakly interacting particles. Our analysis includes theoretical and observational errors, accounts for tensions between input parameters of solar models and can be easily extended to include other observational constraints. We present two applications to test the method: the well studied case of axions and axion-like particles and the more novel case of low mass hidden photons. For axions we obtain an upper limit at 3σ for the axion-photon coupling constant of g{sub aγ} < 4.1 · 10{sup −10} GeV{sup −1}. For hidden photons we obtain the most restrictive upper limit available accross a wide range of masses for the product of the kinetic mixing and mass of χ m < 1.8 ⋅ 10{sup −12} eV at 3σ. Both cases improve the previous solar constraints based on the Standard Solar Models showing the power of using a global statistical approach.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC), Facultad de Ciencies, Campus UAB, Torre C5 parell 2, 08193 Bellaterra (Spain)
  2. Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche e Chimiche, Università dell'Aquila, Via Vetoio, I-67100 L'Aquila (Italy)
  3. Department of Astronomy, Yale University, PO Box 208101, New Haven, CT 06520 (United States)
  4. Departamento de Física Teórica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Zaragoza, Calle Menéndez y Pelayo, 50009 Zaragoza (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22525284
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2015; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1475-7516
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; AXIONS; BERYLLIUM 7; BORON 8; COUPLING CONSTANTS; HELIUM; LIMITING VALUES; PEV RANGE; PHOTONS; SOLAR NEUTRINOS; SOUND WAVES; STAR MODELS; TEV RANGE; VELOCITY

Citation Formats

Vinyoles, N., Serenelli, A., Isern, J., Villante, F.L., Basu, S., and Redondo, J., E-mail: vinyoles@ice.csic.es, E-mail: aldos@ice.csic.es, E-mail: francesco.villante@lngs.infn.it, E-mail: sarbani.basu@yale.edu, E-mail: jredondo@unizar.es, E-mail: isern@ice.csic.es. New axion and hidden photon constraints from a solar data global fit. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2015/10/015.
Vinyoles, N., Serenelli, A., Isern, J., Villante, F.L., Basu, S., & Redondo, J., E-mail: vinyoles@ice.csic.es, E-mail: aldos@ice.csic.es, E-mail: francesco.villante@lngs.infn.it, E-mail: sarbani.basu@yale.edu, E-mail: jredondo@unizar.es, E-mail: isern@ice.csic.es. New axion and hidden photon constraints from a solar data global fit. United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2015/10/015.
Vinyoles, N., Serenelli, A., Isern, J., Villante, F.L., Basu, S., and Redondo, J., E-mail: vinyoles@ice.csic.es, E-mail: aldos@ice.csic.es, E-mail: francesco.villante@lngs.infn.it, E-mail: sarbani.basu@yale.edu, E-mail: jredondo@unizar.es, E-mail: isern@ice.csic.es. Thu . "New axion and hidden photon constraints from a solar data global fit". United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2015/10/015.
@article{osti_22525284,
title = {New axion and hidden photon constraints from a solar data global fit},
author = {Vinyoles, N. and Serenelli, A. and Isern, J. and Villante, F.L. and Basu, S. and Redondo, J., E-mail: vinyoles@ice.csic.es, E-mail: aldos@ice.csic.es, E-mail: francesco.villante@lngs.infn.it, E-mail: sarbani.basu@yale.edu, E-mail: jredondo@unizar.es, E-mail: isern@ice.csic.es},
abstractNote = {We present a new statistical analysis that combines helioseismology (sound speed, surface helium and convective radius) and solar neutrino observations (the {sup 8}B and {sup 7}Be fluxes) to place upper limits to the properties of non standard weakly interacting particles. Our analysis includes theoretical and observational errors, accounts for tensions between input parameters of solar models and can be easily extended to include other observational constraints. We present two applications to test the method: the well studied case of axions and axion-like particles and the more novel case of low mass hidden photons. For axions we obtain an upper limit at 3σ for the axion-photon coupling constant of g{sub aγ} < 4.1 · 10{sup −10} GeV{sup −1}. For hidden photons we obtain the most restrictive upper limit available accross a wide range of masses for the product of the kinetic mixing and mass of χ m < 1.8 ⋅ 10{sup −12} eV at 3σ. Both cases improve the previous solar constraints based on the Standard Solar Models showing the power of using a global statistical approach.},
doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2015/10/015},
journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
issn = {1475-7516},
number = 10,
volume = 2015,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {10}
}