Restrictions on a 1.7-MeV axion from nuclear pair transitions

A. L. Hallin, F. P. Calaprice, R. W. Dunford, A. B. McDonald

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We analyze nuclear internal-pair-transition experiments for evidence of a possible 1.7-MeV axion and find that the conventional axion and the new axions described by the theories of Krauss and Wilczek and of Peccei, Wu, and Yanagida are inconsistent with these data. The results are independent of nuclear models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2105-2108
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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