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Search for axions with the CDMS experiment


Tarka, M; et al (2009). Search for axions with the CDMS experiment. Physical Review Letters, 103(14):141802.

Abstract

We report on the first axion search results from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) experiment at the Soudan Underground Laboratory. An energy threshold of 2 keV for electron-recoil events allows a search for possible solar axion conversion into photons or local galactic axion conversion into electrons in the germanium crystal detectors. The solar axion search sets an upper limit on the Primakov coupling gaγγ of 2.4×10-9  GeV-1 at the 95% confidence level for an axion mass less than 0.1  keV/c2. This limit benefits from the first precise measurement of the absolute crystal plane orientations in this type of experiment. The galactic axion search analysis sets a world-leading experimental upper limit on the axioelectric coupling gae̅ e of 1.4×10-12 at the 90% confidence level for an axion mass of 2.5  keV/c2.

We report on the first axion search results from the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS) experiment at the Soudan Underground Laboratory. An energy threshold of 2 keV for electron-recoil events allows a search for possible solar axion conversion into photons or local galactic axion conversion into electrons in the germanium crystal detectors. The solar axion search sets an upper limit on the Primakov coupling gaγγ of 2.4×10-9  GeV-1 at the 95% confidence level for an axion mass less than 0.1  keV/c2. This limit benefits from the first precise measurement of the absolute crystal plane orientations in this type of experiment. The galactic axion search analysis sets a world-leading experimental upper limit on the axioelectric coupling gae̅ e of 1.4×10-12 at the 90% confidence level for an axion mass of 2.5  keV/c2.

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Contributors:CDMS
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:28 Jan 2010 10:17
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:50
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
Publisher DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.141802
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/0902.4693
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-28815

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