New detectors for axions

Year: 2015

Authors: Braggio C., Carugno G., Guarise M., Santamaria L., Di Sarno V., Maddaloni P., Ortolan A., Ruoso G., Di Lieto A., Tonelli M., Spagnolo P., Cavoto G., Ferretti J., Polosa A., Capparelli L., Giazotto F.

Autors Affiliation: INFN and, University of Padova, Italy; INFN e, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy; CNR-INO, Italy; LNL, INFN, Italy; INFN and, University of Pisa, Italy; INFN and, University of Rome, Italy; UCLA, Italy; Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

Abstract: In this work three experimental schemes are described in the field of axion detection that are under investigation within the context of the research call What Next of INFN. AXIOMA is a project based on laser-spectroscopy techniques, QUAX exploits the interaction of the cosmological axion with the spin of fermions (electrons or nucleons) and STAX is an improved detection scheme for a light-shining-through-wall (LSW) experiment with sub-THz photons.

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KeyWords: Laser spectroscopy, Detection scheme; Experimental scheme; New detectors; Project-based; Through walls; THz photon, Terahertz spectroscopy