A search for 5.5 MeV solar axions produced in the p+d→3He+A (5.5 MeV) reaction was performed using the Borexino detector. The Compton conversion of axions to photons, A+e→e+γ; the axioelectric effect, A+e+Z→e+Z; the decay of axions into two photons, A→2γ; and inverse Primakoff conversion on nuclei, A+Z→γ+Z, are considered. Model-independent limits on axion-electron (gAe), axion-photon (gAγ), and isovector axion-nucleon (g3AN) couplings are obtained: |gAe×g3AN|≤5.5×10-13 and |gAγ×g3AN|≤4.6×10-11  GeV-1 at mA<1  MeV (90% confidence level). These limits are 2–4 orders of magnitude stronger than those obtained in previous laboratory-based experiments using nuclear reactors and accelerators.

Search for solar axions produced in the p(d,3He)A reaction with Borexino detector / G. Bellini, J. Benziger, D. Bick, G. Bonfini, D. Bravo, M. Buizza Avanzini, B. Caccianiga, L. Cadonati, F. Calaprice, C. Carraro, P. Cavalcante, A. Chavarria, A. Chepurnov, D. D’Angelo, S. Davini, A. Derbin, A. Etenko, K. Fomenko, D. Franco, C. Galbiati, S. Gazzana, C. Ghiano, M.G. Giammarchi, M. Goeger Neff, A. Goretti, L. Grandi, E. Guardincerri, S. Hardy, A. Ianni, A. Ianni, D. Korablev, G. Korga, Y. Koshio, D. Kryn, M. Laubenstein, T. Lewke, E. Litvinovich, B. Loer, F. Lombardi, P. Lombardi, L. Ludhova, I. Machulin, S. Manecki, W. Maneschg, G. Manuzio, Q. Meindl, E. Meroni, L. Miramonti, M. Misiaszek, D. Montanari, P. Mosteiro, V. Muratova, L. Oberauer, M. Obolensky, F. Ortica, K. Otis, M. Pallavicini, L. Papp, L. Perasso, S. Perasso, A. Pocar, J. Quirk, R.S. Raghavan, G. Ranucci, A. Razeto, A.C. Re, A. Romani, A. Sabelnikov, R. Saldanha, C. Salvo, S. Schönert, H. Simgen, M. Skorokhvatov, O. Smirnov, A. Sotnikov, S. Sukhotin, Y. Suvorov, R. Tartaglia, G. Testera, D. Vignaud, R.B. Vogelaar, F. von Feilitzsch, J. Winter, M. Wojcik, A. Wright, M. Wurm, J. Xu, O. Zaimidoroga, S. Zavatarelli, G. Zuzel. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D, PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY. - ISSN 1550-7998. - 85:9(2012 May 04), pp. 092003.1-092003.11. [10.1103/PhysRevD.85.092003]

Search for solar axions produced in the p(d,3He)A reaction with Borexino detector

G. Bellini;M. Buizza Avanzini;B. Caccianiga;D. D’Angelo;M.G. Giammarchi;E. Meroni;L. Miramonti;A.C. Re;
2012

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A search for 5.5 MeV solar axions produced in the p+d→3He+A (5.5 MeV) reaction was performed using the Borexino detector. The Compton conversion of axions to photons, A+e→e+γ; the axioelectric effect, A+e+Z→e+Z; the decay of axions into two photons, A→2γ; and inverse Primakoff conversion on nuclei, A+Z→γ+Z, are considered. Model-independent limits on axion-electron (gAe), axion-photon (gAγ), and isovector axion-nucleon (g3AN) couplings are obtained: |gAe×g3AN|≤5.5×10-13 and |gAγ×g3AN|≤4.6×10-11  GeV-1 at mA<1  MeV (90% confidence level). These limits are 2–4 orders of magnitude stronger than those obtained in previous laboratory-based experiments using nuclear reactors and accelerators.
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