New limit on axion production in 800-GeV hadronic showers

C. N. Brown, W. E. Cooper, D. A. Finley, A. M. Jonckheere, H. Jostlein, D. M. Kaplan, L. M. Lederman, S. R. Smith, K. B. Luk, R. Gray, R. E. Plaag, J. P. Rutherfoord, P. B. Straub, K. K. Young, Y. Hemmi, K. Imai, K. Miyake, Y. Sakai, N. Sasao, N. TamuraT. Yoshida, A. Maki, J. A. Crittenden, Y. B. Hsiung, M. R. Adams, H. D. Glass, D. E. Jaffe, R. L. McCarthy, J. R. Hubbard, Ph Mangeot

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A search for neutral penetrating particles has been made by use of an 800-GeV proton beam incident on the magnetized beam dump of the spectrometer of Fermilab experiment 605. Limits on the mass and couplings of such particles are presented. A 1.8-MeV axion coupled only to e+e- is ruled out.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2101-2104
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1986

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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