Axions and Dilatons: The Search for Very Light Scalar Particles

  • W. Buchmüller
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 50)


Axions, dilatons and other very light scalar particles are possible low energy manifestations of new interactions beyond the Standard Model. We discuss the connection between axion (a) and dilaton (σ) in supersymmetric theories and derive a prediction for their mass ratio, .We also review three recent proposals to search for light scalar particles in Bragg scattering, in a laser experiment and via the Mößbauer effect.


Mass Scale Laser Experiment Cosmological Constant Problem Bragg Scattering Dilaton Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Buchmüller
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität HannoverGermany
  2. 2.Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESYHamburgGermany

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