Indirect signatures for axion(-like) particles

K. Zioutas*, K. Dennerl, M. Grande, D. H.H. Hoffmann, J. Huovelin, B. Lakic, S. Orlando, A. Ortiz, Th Papaevangelou, Y. Semertzidis, Sp Tzamarias, O. Vilhu

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Magnetic field dependent transient solar observations are suggestive for axionphoton oscillations with light axion(-like) particle involvement. Novel dark-moon measurements with the SMART X-ray detectors can be conclusive for radiatively decaying massive exotica like the generic solar Kaluza-Klein (KK) axions. Furthermore, the predicted intrinsic strong solar magnetic fields could be the reason of enhanced low energy axion production. Such an axion component could be the as yet unknown origin of the strong quiet Sun X-ray luminosity at energies below ∼ 1 keV. Solar axion telescopes should lower their threshold, aiming to copy processes that might occur near the solar surface, be it due to spontaneous or magnetically induced radiative decay of axion(-like) particles. This is motivated also by the recent claim of an axion-like particle detection by the laser experiment PVLAS.

Original languageEnglish
Article number020
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2006


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