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Title: Constraints on axion-like particles with different magnetic field models from the PKS 2155–304 energy spectrum

Abstract

Axion-like particles (ALPs) are a promising kind of dark matter candidate particle that are predicted to couple with photons in the presence of magnetic fields. The oscillations between photons and ALPs traveling in the magnetic fields have been used to constrain ALP properties. In this work, we obtain some new constraints on the ALP mass m a and the photon-ALP coupling constant g with two different magnetic field models through TeV photons from PKS 2155–304. Here, the first is the discrete-Ψ model in which the magnetic field has the orientation angle Ψ that changes discretely and randomly from one coherent domain to the next, and the second is the linearly-continuous-Ψ model in which the magnetic field orientation angle Ψ varies continuously across neighboring coherent domains.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Xiamen Univ., Xiamen (China)
  2. Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Shanghai (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1572336
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-19-26143
Journal ID: ISSN 1674-4527
Grant/Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1674-4527
Publisher:
IOP Science
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; Astronomy and Astrophysics; cosmology: dark matter; gamma rays: general; galaxies: magnetic fields

Citation Formats

Bu, Jia, and Li, Ya-Ping. Constraints on axion-like particles with different magnetic field models from the PKS 2155–304 energy spectrum. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1088/1674-4527/19/10/154.
Bu, Jia, & Li, Ya-Ping. Constraints on axion-like particles with different magnetic field models from the PKS 2155–304 energy spectrum. United States. doi:10.1088/1674-4527/19/10/154.
Bu, Jia, and Li, Ya-Ping. Wed . "Constraints on axion-like particles with different magnetic field models from the PKS 2155–304 energy spectrum". United States. doi:10.1088/1674-4527/19/10/154.
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title = {Constraints on axion-like particles with different magnetic field models from the PKS 2155–304 energy spectrum},
author = {Bu, Jia and Li, Ya-Ping},
abstractNote = {Axion-like particles (ALPs) are a promising kind of dark matter candidate particle that are predicted to couple with photons in the presence of magnetic fields. The oscillations between photons and ALPs traveling in the magnetic fields have been used to constrain ALP properties. In this work, we obtain some new constraints on the ALP mass m a and the photon-ALP coupling constant g with two different magnetic field models through TeV photons from PKS 2155–304. Here, the first is the discrete-Ψ model in which the magnetic field has the orientation angle Ψ that changes discretely and randomly from one coherent domain to the next, and the second is the linearly-continuous-Ψ model in which the magnetic field orientation angle Ψ varies continuously across neighboring coherent domains.},
doi = {10.1088/1674-4527/19/10/154},
journal = {Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics},
number = 10,
volume = 19,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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