MADMAX: A new road to axion dark matter detection

  title={MADMAX: A new road to axion dark matter detection},
  author={B{\'e}la Majorovits},
  journal={Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
  • B. Majorovits
  • Published 4 December 2017
  • Physics
  • Journal of Physics: Conference Series
The axion is a hypothetical low-mass boson predicted by the Peccei-Quinn mechanism solving the strong CP problem. It is naturally also a cold dark matter candidate if its mass is below ∼1 meV, thus simultaneously solving two major problems of nature. All existing experimental efforts to detect QCD axions focus on a range of axion masses below ∼25 μeV. The mass range above ∼40 μeV, predicted by modern models in which the Peccei-Quinn symmetry was restored after inflation, could not be explored… 

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