Axions in neutron star mergers

  title={Axions in neutron star mergers},
  author={Steven P. Harris and Jean-François Fortin and Kuver Sinha and Mark G. Alford},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology},
  • Steven P. Harris, Jean-François Fortin, +1 author Mark G. Alford
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
  • Supernovae and cooling neutron stars have long been used to constrain the properties of axions, such as their mass and interactions with nucleons and other Standard Model particles. We investigate the prospects of using neutron star mergers as a similar location where axions can be probed in the future. We examine the impact axions would have on mergers, considering both the possibility that they free-stream through the dense nuclear matter and the case where they are trapped. We calculate the… CONTINUE READING