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Title: Proposal for Axion Dark Matter Detection Using an L C Circuit

Here, we show that dark matter axions cause an oscillating electric current to flow along magnetic field lines. The oscillating current induced in a strong magnetic field B 0 produces a small magnetic field B a. We propose to amplify and detect B a using a cooled LC circuit and a very sensitive magnetometer. This appears to be a suitable approach to searching for axion dark matter in the 10 –7 to 10 –9 eV mass range.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0010280
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 112; Journal Issue: 13; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; axions; dark matter
OSTI Identifier:
1272594