Radio-loud Magnetars as Detectors for Axions and Axion-like Particles

  title={Radio-loud Magnetars as Detectors for Axions and Axion-like Particles},
  author={Doron Chelouche and Eduardo Guendelman},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology},
We show that, by studying the arrival times of radio pulses from highly-magnetized transient beamed sources, it may be possible to detect light pseudo-scalar particles, such as axions and axion-like particles, whose existence could have considerable implications for the strong-CP problem of QCD as well as the dark matter problem in cosmology. Specifically, such light bosons may be detected with a much greater sensitivity, over a broad particle mass range, than is currently achievable by… 

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