Constraints on dark photons and axionlike particles from the SuperCDMS Soudan experiment Academic Article uri icon


  • We present an analysis of electron recoils in cryogenic germanium detectors operated during the SuperCDMS Soudan experiment. The data are used to set new constraints on the axioelectric coupling of axion-like particles and the kinetic mixing parameter of dark photons, assuming the respective species constitutes all of the galactic dark matter. This study covers the mass range from 40 eV/$c^2$ to 500 eV/$c^2$ for both candidates, excluding previously untested parameter space for masses below ~1 keV/$c^2$. For the kinetic mixing of dark photons, values below $10^{-15}$ are reached for particle masses around 100 eV/$c^2$; for the axioelectric coupling of axion-like particles, values below $10^{-12}$ are reached for particles with masses in the range of a few-hundred eV/$c^2$.

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altmetric score

  • 8.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Aralis, T., Aramaki, T., Arnquist, I. J., Azadbakht, E., Baker, W., Banik, S., ... Zheng, L.

citation count

  • 35

complete list of authors

  • Aralis, T||Aramaki, T||Arnquist, IJ||Azadbakht, E||Baker, W||Banik, S||Barker, D||Bathurst, C||Bauer, DA||Bezerra, LVS||Bhattacharyya, R||Binder, T||Bowles, MA||Brink, PL||Bunker, R||Cabrera, B||Calkins, R||Cameron, RA||Cartaro, C||Cerdeno, DG||Chang, Y-Y||Cooley, J||Coombes, H||Corbett, J||Cornell, B||Cushman, P||De Brienne, F||di Vacri, ML||Diamond, MD||Fascione, E||Figueroa-Feliciano, E||Fink, CW||Fouts, K||Fritts, M||Gerbier, G||Germond, R||Ghaith, M||Golwala, SR||Harris, HR||Herbert, N||Hines, BA||Hollister, MI||Hong, Z||Hoppe, EW||Hsu, L||Huber, ME||Iyer, V||Jardin, D||Jastram, A||Kelsey, MH||Kennedy, A||Kubik, A||Kurinsky, NA||Lawrence, RE||Li, A||Loer, B||Asamar, E Lopez||Lukens, P||MacDonell, D||MacFarlane, DB||Mahapatra, R||Mandic, V||Mast, N||Michaud, EM||Michielin, E||Mirabolfathi, N||Mohanty, B||Mendoza, JD Morales||Nagorny, S||Nelson, J||Neog, H||Orrell, JL||Oser, SM||Page, WA||Pakarha, P||Partridge, R||Podviianiuk, R||Ponce, F||Poudel, S||Pyle, M||Rau, W||Ren, R||Reynolds, T||Roberts, A||Robinson, AE||Rogers, HE||Saab, T||Sadoulet, B||Sander, J||Schnee, RW||Scorza, S||Senapati, K||Serfass, B||Sincavage, DJ||Stanford, C||Stein, M||Street, J||Toback, D||Underwood, R||Verma, S||Villano, AN||von Krosigk, B||Watkins, SL||Wills, L||Wilson, JS||Wilson, MJ||Winchell, J||Wright, DH||Yellin, S||Young, BA||Yu, TC||Zhang, E||Zhao, X||Zheng, L

publication date

  • March 2020