Recent constraints on axion-photon and axion-electron coupling with the CAST experiment
The CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) is a helioscope looking for axions arising from the solar core plasma and arriving to Earth. The experiment, located in Geneva (Switzerland) is able to follow the Sun during sunrise and sunset. Four x-ray detectors mounted on both ends of the magnet wait for photons from axion-to-photon conversion due to the Primakoff effect. Up to date, with the completion of Phases I and II, CAST has been looking for axions that could be produced in the Sun by both, hadronic and non-hadronic mechanisms.
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- Accepted Manuscript
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- Physics Procedia
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- Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1875-3892
- Research Org:
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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- United States
- 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS axions; helioscopes; sun; magnetic fields; white dwarfs
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