A New Detector Scheme for Axions

  • K. Zioutas
  • Y. Semertzidis
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 155)


The detection of axions via their coupling to electrons in resonant atomic or molecular transitions is considered. The possible involvement of this process in astrophysics is also discussed. The anomalous population observed in astrophysics masers may be explained through axion-induced reactions giving new constraints for the axion mass. A monoenergetic cosmic axion spectrum is predicted, being of potential interest for relevant experiments.


Axion Mass Molecular Transition Rotational Excitation Hydrogen Maser Resonant Axion 
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© Kluwer Academic Publisher 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Zioutas
    • 1
  • Y. Semertzidis
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics SectionUniversity of ThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of RochesterUSA

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