Search for solar axions produced in the p(d,He3)A reaction with Borexino detector

G. Bellini, J. Benziger, D. Bick, G. Bonfini, D. Bravo, M. Buizza Avanzini, B. Caccianiga, L. Cadonati, F. Calaprice, C. Carraro, P. Cavalcante, A. Chavarria, D. D'Angelo, S. Davini, A. Derbin, A. Etenko, K. Fomenko, D. Franco, C. Galbiati, S. GazzanaC. Ghiano, M. Giammarchi, M. Goeger-Neff, A. Goretti, L. Grandi, E. Guardincerri, S. Hardy, Aldo Ianni, Andrea Ianni, A. Kayunov, A. Kobychev, D. Korablev, G. Korga, Yusuke Koshio, D. Kryn, M. Laubenstein, L. Lewke, E. Litvinovich, B. Loer, F. Lombardi, P. Lombardi, L. Ludhova, I. MacHulin, S. Manecki, W. Maneschg, G. Manuzio, Q. Meindl, E. Meroni, L. Miramonti, M. Misiaszek, D. Montanari, P. Mosteiro, V. Muratova, L. Oberauer, M. Obolensky, F. Ortica, K. Otis, M. Pallavicini, L. Papp, L. Perasso, S. Perasso, A. Pocar, R. S. Raghavan, G. Ranucci, A. Razeto, A. Re, P. A. Romani, A. Sabelnikov, R. Saldanha, C. Salvo, S. Schönert, H. Simgen, M. Skorokhvatov, O. Smirnov, A. Sotnikov, S. Sukhotin, Y. Suvorov, R. Tartaglia, G. Testera, D. Vignaud, R. B. Vogelaar, F. Von Feilitzsch, J. Winter, M. Wojcik, A. Wright, M. Wurm, J. Xu, O. Zaimidoroga, S. Zavatarelli, G. Zuzel

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Abstract

A search for 5.5 MeV solar axions produced in the p+d→He3+A (5.5 MeV) reaction was performed using the Borexino detector. The Compton conversion of axions to photons, A+e→e+γ; the axioelectric effect, A+e+Z→e+Z; the decay of axions into two photons, A→2γ; and inverse Primakoff conversion on nuclei, A+Z→γ+Z, are considered. Model-independent limits on axion-electron (g Ae), axion-photon (g ), and isovector axion-nucleon (g 3AN) couplings are obtained: |g Ae×g 3AN|≤5.5×10 -13 and |g ×g 3AN|≤4.6×10 -11GeV -1 at m A

Original languageEnglish
Article number092003
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume85
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 4 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Bellini, G., Benziger, J., Bick, D., Bonfini, G., Bravo, D., Buizza Avanzini, M., Caccianiga, B., Cadonati, L., Calaprice, F., Carraro, C., Cavalcante, P., Chavarria, A., D'Angelo, D., Davini, S., Derbin, A., Etenko, A., Fomenko, K., Franco, D., Galbiati, C., ... Zuzel, G. (2012). Search for solar axions produced in the p(d,He3)A reaction with Borexino detector. Physical Review D, 85(9), [092003]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.85.092003