Resonant conversion of dark matter oscillons in pulsar magnetospheres

@article{Prabhu2020ResonantCO,
  title={Resonant conversion of dark matter oscillons in pulsar magnetospheres},
  author={Anirudh Prabhu and N M Rapidis},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2020}
}
Due to their high magnetic fields and plasma densities, pulsars provide excellent laboratories for tests of beyond Standard Model (BSM) physics. When axions or axion-like particles (ALPs) approach closely enough to pulsars, they can be resonantly converted to photons, yielding dramatic electromagnetic signals. We discuss the possibility of detecting such signals from bound configurations of axions, colliding with pulsar magnetospheres. We find that all but the densest axion stars, $\textit… Expand

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