publication . Article . Preprint . 2020

Looking at the axionic dark sector with ANITA

Esteban, I.; López-Pavón, Jacobo; Martinez-Soler, I.; Salvado, Jordi;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2020
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
The ANITA experiment has recently observed two anomalous events emerging from well below the horizon. Even though they are consistent with tau cascades, a high energy Standard Model or Beyond the Standard Model explanation is challenging and in tension with other experiments. We study under which conditions the reflection of generic radio pulses can reproduce these signals. We propose that these pulses can be resonantly produced in the ionosphere via axion-photon conversion. This naturally explains the direction and polarization of the events and avoids other experimental bounds.
Subjects
free text keywords: Astrophysics, QB460-466, Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity, QC770-798, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena, High Energy Physics - Experiment, Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous), Engineering (miscellaneous)
Funded by
EC| ELUSIVES
Project
ELUSIVES
The Elusives Enterprise: Asymmetries of the Invisible Universe
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 674896
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-ITN-ETN
,
EC| InvisiblesPlus
Project
InvisiblesPlus
InvisiblesPlus
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 690575
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-RISE
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67 references, page 1 of 5
Abstract
The ANITA experiment has recently observed two anomalous events emerging from well below the horizon. Even though they are consistent with tau cascades, a high energy Standard Model or Beyond the Standard Model explanation is challenging and in tension with other experiments. We study under which conditions the reflection of generic radio pulses can reproduce these signals. We propose that these pulses can be resonantly produced in the ionosphere via axion-photon conversion. This naturally explains the direction and polarization of the events and avoids other experimental bounds.
Subjects
free text keywords: Astrophysics, QB460-466, Nuclear and particle physics. Atomic energy. Radioactivity, QC770-798, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, Astrophysics - High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena, High Energy Physics - Experiment, Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous), Engineering (miscellaneous)
Funded by
EC| ELUSIVES
Project
ELUSIVES
The Elusives Enterprise: Asymmetries of the Invisible Universe
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 674896
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-ITN-ETN
,
EC| InvisiblesPlus
Project
InvisiblesPlus
InvisiblesPlus
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 690575
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-RISE
67 references, page 1 of 5

1. P.W. Gorham et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 171101 (2007). https://doi. org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.171101

2. P.W. Gorham et al., Astropart. Phys. 32, 10 (2009). https://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.astropartphys.2009.05.003

3. S. Hoover et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 151101 (2010). https://doi. org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.151101

4. P.W. Gorham et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 117(7), 071101 (2016). https:// doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.071101

5. P.W. Gorham et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 121(16), 161102 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.161102

6. A. Romero-Wolf et al., Phys. Rev. D 99(6), 063011 (2019). https:// doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.99.063011

7. D.B. Fox, S. Sigurdsson, S. Shandera, P. Meszaros, K. Murase, M. Mostafa, S. Coutu, Submitted to: Phys. Rev. D (2018)

8. K.D. de Vries, S. Prohira, (2019)

9. I.M. Shoemaker, A. Kusenko, P.K. Munneke, A. Romero-Wolf, D.M. Schroeder, M.J. Siegert, (2019)

10. P.W. Gorham et al., J. Astron. Inst. 06(02), 1740002 (2017). https:// doi.org/10.1142/S2251171717400025

11. P.W. Gorham et al., Nucl. Instrum. Methods A 918, 60 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.11.092

12. J.F. Cherry, I.M. Shoemaker, Phys. Rev. D 99(6), 063016 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.99.063016

13. L.A. Anchordoqui, V. Barger, J.G. Learned, D. Marfatia, T.J. Weiler, LHEP 1(1), 13 (2018). https://doi.org/10.31526/LHEP.1. 2018.03

14. Gy Huang, Phys. Rev. D 98(4), 043019 (2018). https://doi.org/10. 1103/PhysRevD.98.043019

15. W. Yin, EPJ Web Conf. 208, 04003 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1051/ epjconf/201920804003

67 references, page 1 of 5
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