Search for Short-Lived Axions in a Nuclear Isoscalar Transition

  • F. W. N. de Boer
  • K. Abrahams
  • A. Balanda
  • H. Bokemeyer
  • R. van Dantzig
  • J. F. W. Jansen
  • B. Kotlinski
  • M. J. A. de Voigt
  • J. van Klinken
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Abstract

Axions, if existing, can cause a strong signal of positron-electron pairs in isoscalar M1 transitions in competition with gamma-ray emission. We have searched for such a signal in the 3.59 MeV transition in 10B with a fourfold Mini-Orange spectrometer. No axion events were found within one percent of the prediction for the standard axion- to γ-ray branching ratio.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. W. N. de Boer
    • 1
  • K. Abrahams
    • 1
    • 3
  • A. Balanda
    • 1
    • 4
    • 5
  • H. Bokemeyer
    • 1
    • 6
  • R. van Dantzig
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. F. W. Jansen
    • 1
  • B. Kotlinski
    • 1
  • M. J. A. de Voigt
    • 1
  • J. van Klinken
    • 1
  1. 1.Kernfysisch Versneller InstitutUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.NIKHEF-KAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland (ECN)PettenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Physics Laboratory of the Free UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Jagiellonian UniversityKrakowPoland
  6. 6.Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung(GSI)DarmstadtFederal Republic of Germany

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