A short-lived axion variant

Lawrence Krauss, Frank Wilczek

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It is argued that existing experiments do not preclude the existence of an axion with very small Peccei-Quinn scale, coupled preferentially to light fermions. Parameters are fixed for the 1.8 MeV particle suggested by recent heavy-ion experiments. Mechanisms for slowing down or binding the axion in a nuclear environment are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-192
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 5 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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