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Title: New Limits on Bosonic Dark Matter, Solar Axions, Pauli Exclusion Principle Violation, and Electron Decay from the Majorana Demonstrator

Abstract

Here, we present new limits on exotic keV-scale physics based on 478 kg d of Majorana Demonstrator commissioning data. Constraints at the 90% confidence level are derived on bosonic dark matter (DM) and solar axion couplings, Pauli exclusion principle violating (PEPV) decay, and electron decay using monoenergetic peak signal limits above our background. We set our most stringent DM constraints for 11.8 keV mass particles, limiting g A e < 4.5 × 10 -13 for pseudoscalars and ( α ' / α ) < 9.7 × 10 -28 for vectors. We also report a 14.4 keV solar axion coupling limit of g$$eff\atop{AN}$$ × g A e < 3.8 × 10 -17 , a 1/2 β 2 < 8.5 × 10 - 48 limit on the strength of PEPV electron transitions, and a lower limit on the electron lifetime of τ e > 1.2 × 1 0 24 yr for e - → invisible.

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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Contributing Org.:
Majorana Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1374346
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1352720; OSTI ID: 1460294; OSTI ID: 1482452
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-29205
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; TRN: US1702785
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396; AC02-05CH11231; FG02-97ER41041; FG02-97ER41033; FG02-97ER41042; SC0012612; FG02-10ER41715; SC0010254; FG02-97ER41020; AC05-00OR22725; PHY-0919270; PHY- 1003940; 0855314; HY-1202950; MRI 0923142; 1003399
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 16; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Atomic and Nuclear Physics

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Abgrall, N., Arnquist, I. J., Avignone, F. T., Barabash, A. S., Bertrand, F. E., Bradley, A. W., Brudanin, V., Busch, M., Buuck, M., Caldwell, T. S., Chan, Y. -D., Christofferson, C. D., Chu, P. -H., Cuesta, C., Detwiler, J. A., Dunagan, C., Efremenko, Yu., Ejiri, H., Elliott, S. R., Gilliss, T., Giovanetti, G. K., Goett, J., Green, M. P., Gruszko, J., Guinn, I. S., Guiseppe, V. E., Haufe, C. R. S., Henning, R., Hoppe, E. W., Howard, S., Howe, M. A., Jasinski, B. R., Keeter, K. J., Kidd, M. F., Konovalov, S. I., Kouzes, R. T., Lopez, A. M., MacMullin, J., Martin, R. D., Massarczyk, R., Meijer, S. J., Mertens, S., O’Shaughnessy, C., Poon, A. W. P., Radford, D. C., Rager, J., Reine, A. L., Rielage, K., Robertson, R. G. H., Shanks, B., Shirchenko, M., Suriano, A. M., Tedeschi, D., Trimble, J. E., Varner, R. L., Vasilyev, S., Vetter, K., Vorren, K., White, B. R., Wilkerson, J. F., Wiseman, C., Xu, W., Yakushev, E., Yu, C. -H., Yumatov, V., Zhitnikov, I., and Zhu, B. X. New Limits on Bosonic Dark Matter, Solar Axions, Pauli Exclusion Principle Violation, and Electron Decay from the Majorana Demonstrator. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.161801.
Abgrall, N., Arnquist, I. J., Avignone, F. T., Barabash, A. S., Bertrand, F. E., Bradley, A. W., Brudanin, V., Busch, M., Buuck, M., Caldwell, T. S., Chan, Y. -D., Christofferson, C. D., Chu, P. -H., Cuesta, C., Detwiler, J. A., Dunagan, C., Efremenko, Yu., Ejiri, H., Elliott, S. R., Gilliss, T., Giovanetti, G. K., Goett, J., Green, M. P., Gruszko, J., Guinn, I. S., Guiseppe, V. E., Haufe, C. R. S., Henning, R., Hoppe, E. W., Howard, S., Howe, M. A., Jasinski, B. R., Keeter, K. J., Kidd, M. F., Konovalov, S. I., Kouzes, R. T., Lopez, A. M., MacMullin, J., Martin, R. D., Massarczyk, R., Meijer, S. J., Mertens, S., O’Shaughnessy, C., Poon, A. W. P., Radford, D. C., Rager, J., Reine, A. L., Rielage, K., Robertson, R. G. H., Shanks, B., Shirchenko, M., Suriano, A. M., Tedeschi, D., Trimble, J. E., Varner, R. L., Vasilyev, S., Vetter, K., Vorren, K., White, B. R., Wilkerson, J. F., Wiseman, C., Xu, W., Yakushev, E., Yu, C. -H., Yumatov, V., Zhitnikov, I., & Zhu, B. X. New Limits on Bosonic Dark Matter, Solar Axions, Pauli Exclusion Principle Violation, and Electron Decay from the Majorana Demonstrator. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.161801.
Abgrall, N., Arnquist, I. J., Avignone, F. T., Barabash, A. S., Bertrand, F. E., Bradley, A. W., Brudanin, V., Busch, M., Buuck, M., Caldwell, T. S., Chan, Y. -D., Christofferson, C. D., Chu, P. -H., Cuesta, C., Detwiler, J. A., Dunagan, C., Efremenko, Yu., Ejiri, H., Elliott, S. R., Gilliss, T., Giovanetti, G. K., Goett, J., Green, M. P., Gruszko, J., Guinn, I. S., Guiseppe, V. E., Haufe, C. R. S., Henning, R., Hoppe, E. W., Howard, S., Howe, M. A., Jasinski, B. R., Keeter, K. J., Kidd, M. F., Konovalov, S. I., Kouzes, R. T., Lopez, A. M., MacMullin, J., Martin, R. D., Massarczyk, R., Meijer, S. J., Mertens, S., O’Shaughnessy, C., Poon, A. W. P., Radford, D. C., Rager, J., Reine, A. L., Rielage, K., Robertson, R. G. H., Shanks, B., Shirchenko, M., Suriano, A. M., Tedeschi, D., Trimble, J. E., Varner, R. L., Vasilyev, S., Vetter, K., Vorren, K., White, B. R., Wilkerson, J. F., Wiseman, C., Xu, W., Yakushev, E., Yu, C. -H., Yumatov, V., Zhitnikov, I., and Zhu, B. X. Fri . "New Limits on Bosonic Dark Matter, Solar Axions, Pauli Exclusion Principle Violation, and Electron Decay from the Majorana Demonstrator". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.161801. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1374346.
@article{osti_1374346,
title = {New Limits on Bosonic Dark Matter, Solar Axions, Pauli Exclusion Principle Violation, and Electron Decay from the Majorana Demonstrator},
author = {Abgrall, N. and Arnquist, I. J. and Avignone, F. T. and Barabash, A. S. and Bertrand, F. E. and Bradley, A. W. and Brudanin, V. and Busch, M. and Buuck, M. and Caldwell, T. S. and Chan, Y. -D. and Christofferson, C. D. and Chu, P. -H. and Cuesta, C. and Detwiler, J. A. and Dunagan, C. and Efremenko, Yu. and Ejiri, H. and Elliott, S. R. and Gilliss, T. and Giovanetti, G. K. and Goett, J. and Green, M. P. and Gruszko, J. and Guinn, I. S. and Guiseppe, V. E. and Haufe, C. R. S. and Henning, R. and Hoppe, E. W. and Howard, S. and Howe, M. A. and Jasinski, B. R. and Keeter, K. J. and Kidd, M. F. and Konovalov, S. I. and Kouzes, R. T. and Lopez, A. M. and MacMullin, J. and Martin, R. D. and Massarczyk, R. and Meijer, S. J. and Mertens, S. and O’Shaughnessy, C. and Poon, A. W. P. and Radford, D. C. and Rager, J. and Reine, A. L. and Rielage, K. and Robertson, R. G. H. and Shanks, B. and Shirchenko, M. and Suriano, A. M. and Tedeschi, D. and Trimble, J. E. and Varner, R. L. and Vasilyev, S. and Vetter, K. and Vorren, K. and White, B. R. and Wilkerson, J. F. and Wiseman, C. and Xu, W. and Yakushev, E. and Yu, C. -H. and Yumatov, V. and Zhitnikov, I. and Zhu, B. X.},
abstractNote = {Here, we present new limits on exotic keV-scale physics based on 478 kg d of Majorana Demonstrator commissioning data. Constraints at the 90% confidence level are derived on bosonic dark matter (DM) and solar axion couplings, Pauli exclusion principle violating (PEPV) decay, and electron decay using monoenergetic peak signal limits above our background. We set our most stringent DM constraints for 11.8 keV mass particles, limiting g A e < 4.5 × 10 -13 for pseudoscalars and ( α ' / α ) < 9.7 × 10-28 for vectors. We also report a 14.4 keV solar axion coupling limit of g$eff\atop{AN}$ × g A e < 3.8 × 10-17 , a 1/2 β 2 < 8.5 × 10 - 48 limit on the strength of PEPV electron transitions, and a lower limit on the electron lifetime of τ e > 1.2 × 1 0 24 yr for e - → invisible.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.161801},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 16,
volume = 118,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {4}
}

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