Plasma-based wakefield accelerators as sources of axion-like particles

David A Burton, Adam Noble

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Abstract

We estimate the average flux density of minimally-coupled axion-like particles generated by a laser-driven plasma wakefield propagating along a constant strong magnetic field. Our calculations suggest that a terrestrial source based on this approach could generate a pulse of axion-like particles whose flux density is comparable to that of solar axion-like particles at Earth. This mechanism is optimal for axion-like particles with mass in the range of interest of contemporary experiments designed to detect dark matter using microwave cavities.
LanguageEnglish
Article number033022
Number of pages9
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Volume20
Early online date6 Mar 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2018

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Keywords

  • axion-like particles
  • plasma wakefield
  • microwave cavities

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Plasma-based wakefield accelerators as sources of axion-like particles. / Burton, David A; Noble, Adam.

In: New Journal of Physics, Vol. 20, 033022, 28.03.2018.

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