A short-lived axion variant

Lawrence Krauss, Frank Wilczek

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Abstract

It is argued that existing experiments do not preclude the existence of an axion with very small Peccei-Quinn scale, coupled preferentially to light fermions. Parameters are fixed for the 1.8 MeV particle suggested by recent heavy-ion experiments. Mechanisms for slowing down or binding the axion in a nuclear environment are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-192
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume173
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 5 1986
Externally publishedYes

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A short-lived axion variant. / Krauss, Lawrence; Wilczek, Frank.

In: Physics Letters B, Vol. 173, No. 2, 05.06.1986, p. 189-192.

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Krauss, L & Wilczek, F 1986, 'A short-lived axion variant', Physics Letters B, vol. 173, no. 2, pp. 189-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(86)90244-3
Krauss, Lawrence ; Wilczek, Frank. / A short-lived axion variant. In: Physics Letters B. 1986 ; Vol. 173, No. 2. pp. 189-192.
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