Detecting light boson dark matter through conversion into a magnon

So Chigusa, Takeo Moroi, Kazunori Nakayama

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Light boson dark matter such as axion or hidden photon can be resonantly converted into a magnon in a magnetic insulator under the magnetic field, which can be detected experimentally. We provide a quantum mechanical formulation for the magnon event rate and show that the result is consistent with that obtained by a classical calculation. Besides, it is pointed out that the experimental setup of the QUAX proposal for the axion detection also works as a detector of hidden photon dark matter. It has good sensitivity in the mass range around 1 meV, which is beyond astrophysical constraints.

Original languageEnglish
Article number096013
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2020 May 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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