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Using atomic clocks to detect local dark matter halos

  title={Using atomic clocks to detect local dark matter halos},
  author={Chris Kouvaris and Eleftherios Papantonopoulos and Lauren Street and L. C. Rohana Wijewardhana},
It is possible that bosonic dark matter forms halos around the Sun or the Earth. We discuss the possibility of probing such halos with atomic clocks. Focusing on either a Higgs portal or photon portal interaction between the dark matter and the Standard Model, we search the possible parameter space for which a clock on Earth and a clock in space would have a discernible frequency difference. Bosonic dark matter halos surrounding the Earth can potentially be probed with current optical atomic… Expand

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