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Axion Searches in the Past, at Present, and in the Near Future

  • Rémy Battesti
  • Berta Beltrán
  • Hooman Davoudiasl
  • Markus Kuster
  • Pierre Pugnat
  • Raoul Rabadán
  • Andreas Ringwald
  • Neil Spooner
  • Konstantin Zioutas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 741)


Theoretical axion models state that axions are very weakly-interacting particles. In order to experimentally detect them, the use of colorful and inspired techniques become mandatory. There are a wide variety of experimental approaches that were developed during the last 30 years; most of them make use of the Primakoff effect, by which axions convert into photons in the presence of an electromagnetic field. We review the experimental techniques used to search for axions and will give an outlook on experiments planned for the near future.


Solar Axion Large Hadron Collider Axion Search Time Projection Chamber Optical Barrier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rémy Battesti
    • 1
  • Berta Beltrán
    • 2
  • Hooman Davoudiasl
    • 3
  • Markus Kuster
    • 4
    • 5
  • Pierre Pugnat
    • 6
  • Raoul Rabadán
    • 7
  • Andreas Ringwald
    • 8
  • Neil Spooner
    • 9
  • Konstantin Zioutas
    • 6
    • 10
  1. 1.Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques PulsésCNRS/INSA/UPS UMR 5147 31400 ToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Alberta 11322-89 Av Edmonton ABCanada
  3. 3.Department of Physics University of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  4. 4.Technische Universität DarmstadtIKP Schlossgartenstrasse 9 D-64289 DarmstadtGermany
  5. 5.Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische PhysikGiessenbachstrasse D-85748GarchingGermany
  6. 6.European Organization for Nuclear Research(CERN) CH-1211 Genéve 23Switzerland
  7. 7.Institute for Advanced StudyEinstein DrivePrincetonNJ 08540USA
  8. 8.Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestr. 85, D-22607 HamburgGermany
  9. 9.University of Sheffeld, SheffeldUK
  10. 10.University of Patras, Rio, 26500 PatrasGreece

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