Constraints on axionlike particles with H.E.S.S. from the irregularity of the PKS 2155-304 energy spectrum

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Author(s): Abramowski A, Acero F, Aharonian F, Benkhali FA, Akhperjanian AG, Anguener E, Anton G, Balenderan S, Balzer A, Barnacka A, Becherini Y, Tjus JB, Bernloehr K, Birsin E, Bissaldi E, Biteau J, Boisson C, Bolmont J, Bordas P, Brucker J, Brun F, Brun P, Bulik T, Carrigan S, Casanova S, Cerruti M, Chadwick PM, Chalme-Calvet R, Chaves RCG, Cheesebrough A, Chretien M, Colafrancesco S, Cologna G, Conrad J, Couturier C, Dalton M, Daniel MK, Davids ID, Degrange B, Deil C, Dewilt P, Dickinson HJ, Djannati-Atai A, Domainko W, Drury LO, Dubus G, Dutson K, Dyks J, Dyrda M, Edwards T, Egberts K, Eger P, Espigat P, Farnier C, Fegan S, Feinstein F, Fernandes MV, Fernandez D, Fiasson A, Fontaine G, Foerster A, Fuessling M, Gajdus M, Gallant YA, Garrigoux T, Gast H, Giebels B, Glicenstein JF, Göring D, Grondin MH, Grudzinska M, Häffner S, Hague JD, Hahn J, Harris J, Heinzelmann G, Henri G, Hermann G, Hervet O, Hillert A, Hinton JA, Hofmann W, Hofverberg P, Holler M, Horns D, Jacholkowska A, Jahn C, Jamrozy M, Janiak M, Jankowsky F, Jung I, Kastendieck MA, Katarzynski K, Katz U, Kaufmann S, Khelifi B, Kieffer M, Klepser S, Klochkov D, Kluzniak W, Kneiske TM, Kolitzus D, Komin N, Kosack K, Krakau S, Krayzel F, Krueger PP, Laffon H, Lamanna G, Lefaucheur J, Lemoine-Goumard M, Lenain JP, Lennarz D, Lohse T, Lopatin A, Lu CC, Marandon V, Marcowith A, Marx R, Maurin G, Maxted N, Mayer M, Mccomb TJL, Medina MC, Mehault J, Menzler U, Meyer M, Moderski R, Mohamed M, Moulin E, Murach T, Naumann CL, De Naurois M, Nedbal D, Niemiec J, Nolan SJ, Oakes L, Ohm S, Wilhelmi EDO, Opitz B, Ostrowski M, Oya I, Panter M, Parsons RD, Arribas MP, Pekeur NW, Pelletier G, Perez J, Petrucci PO, Peyaud B, Pita S, Poon H, Puehlhofer G, Punch M, Quirrenbach A, Raab S, Raue M, Reimer A, Reimer O, Renaud M, De Los Reyes R, Rieger F, Rob L, Rosier-Lees S, Rowell G, Rudak B, Rulten CB, Sahakian V, Sanchez DA, Santangelo A, Schlickeiser R, Schuessler F, Schulz A, Schwanke U, Schwarzburg S, Schwemmer S, Sol H, Spengler G, Spiess F, Stawarz L, Steenkamp R, Stegmann C, Stinzing F, Stycz K, Sushch I, Szostek A, Tavernet JP, Terrier R, Tluczykont M, Trichard C, Valerius K, van Eldik C, Vasileiadis G, Venter C, Viana A, Vincent P, Voelk HJ, Volpe F, Vorster M, Wagner SJ, Wagner P, Ward M, Weidinger M, Weitzel Q, White R, Wierzcholska A, Willmann P, Wörnlein A, Wouters D, Zacharias M, Zajczyk A, Zdziarski AA, Zech A, Zechlin HS
Journal: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Publisher: American Physical Society
Publication year: 2013
Volume: 88
Journal issue: 10
ISSN: 1550-7998
Language: English


Abstract


Axionlike particles (ALPs) are hypothetical light (sub-eV) bosons predicted in some extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics. In astrophysical environments comprising high-energy gamma rays and turbulent magnetic fields, the existence of ALPs can modify the energy spectrum of the gamma rays for a sufficiently large coupling between ALPs and photons. This modification would take the form of an irregular behavior of the energy spectrum in a limited energy range. Data from the H.E.S.S. observations of the distant BL Lac object PKS 2155-304 (z=0.116) are used to derive upper limits at the 95% C.L. on the strength of the ALP coupling to photons, g<2. 1×1011 GeV1 for an ALP mass between 15 and 60 neV. The results depend on assumptions on the magnetic field around the source, which are chosen conservatively. The derived constraints apply to both light pseudoscalar and scalar bosons that couple to the electromagnetic field. © 2013 American Physical Society.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Anton, Gisela Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
Brucker, Julia Dr. rer. nat.
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Göring, Daniel Dr. rer. nat.
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Häffner, Stephanie
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Jahn, Constanze
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
Katz, Uli Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Astroteilchenphysik)
Raab, Susanne
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Teilchen- und Astroteilchenphysik)
Stinzing, Friedrich Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik
Valerius, Kathrin Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik
van Eldik, Christopher Prof. Dr.
Professur für Experimentalphysik
Willmann, Philipp
Professur für Experimentalphysik
Wörnlein, André
Professur für Experimentalphysik


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APA:
Abramowski, A., Acero, F., Aharonian, F., Benkhali, F.A., Akhperjanian, A.G., Anguener, E.,... Zechlin, H.-S. (2013). Constraints on axionlike particles with H.E.S.S. from the irregularity of the PKS 2155-304 energy spectrum. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 88(10). https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.88.102003

MLA:
Abramowski, A., et al. "Constraints on axionlike particles with H.E.S.S. from the irregularity of the PKS 2155-304 energy spectrum." Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 88.10 (2013).

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