Experimental search for solar axions

A. O. Gattone*, D. Abriola, F. T. Avignone, R. L. Brodzinski, J. I. Collar, R. J. Creswick, D. E. Di Gregorio, H. A. Farach, C. K. Guérard, F. Hasenbalg, H. Huck, H. S. Miley, A. Morales, J. Morales, S. Nussinov, A. Ortiz De Solórzano, J. H. Reeves, J. A. Villar, K. Zioutas

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A new technique has been used to search for solar axions using a single crystal germanium detector. It exploits the coherent conversion of axions into photons when their angle of incidence satisfies a Bragg condition with a crystalline plane. The analysis of approximately 1.94 kg.yr of data from the 1 kg DEMOS detector in Sierra Grande, Argentina, yields a new laboratory bound on axion-photon coupling of gaγγ < 2.7 × 10-9 GeV-1, independent of axion mass up to ∼ 1 keV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-63
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 1999


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