Search for Axionlike Dark Matter through Nuclear Spin Precession in Electric and Magnetic Fields

  title={Search for Axionlike Dark Matter through Nuclear Spin Precession in Electric and Magnetic Fields},
  author={Christopher Abel and N. J. Ayres and Gilles Ban and G. Bison and K. Bodek and Vira Bondar and Manfred Daum and Malcolm Fairbairn and Victor V. Flambaum and Peter Geltenbort and K. Green and W. C. Griffith and Maurits van der Grinten and Z. D. Gruji'c and P G Harris and N. Hild and Plamen Iaydjiev and Sergey N. Ivanov and Małgorzata Kasprzak and Yoann Kermaidic and K. Kirch and H. C. Koch and S. Komposch and Peter A. Koss and A. Kozela and Jochen Krempel and Bernhard Lauss and Thomas Lefort and Y. Lemi{\`e}re and David J. E. Marsh and P Mohanmurthy and Alexander Mtchedlishvili and Matthew Musgrave and Florian M. Piegsa and Guillaume Pignol and Michał Rawlik and Dominique Rebreyend and Dieter Ries and Stephanie Roccia and D. Rozpkedzik and P. Schmidt-Wellenburg and N Severijns and D. Shiers and Yevgeny Stadnik and Antoine Weis and E J Wursten and J. Zejma and Geza Zsigmond},
  journal={Physical Review X},
We report on a search for ultra-low-mass axion-like dark matter by analysing the ratio of the spinprecession frequencies of stored ultracold neutrons and 199Hg atoms for an axion-induced oscillating electric dipole moment of the neutron and an axion-wind spin-precession effect. No signal consistent with dark matter is observed for the axion mass range 1024 eV ma 10 17 eV. Our null result sets the first laboratory constraints on the coupling of axion dark matter to gluons, which improve on… 

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