Searching for an Oscillating Massive Scalar Field as a Dark Matter Candidate Using Atomic Hyperfine Frequency Comparisons

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Hees, A.; Guéna, J.; Abgrall, M.; Bize, S.; Wolf, P.;
(2016)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.061301
  • Subject: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology | High Energy Physics - Phenomenology | [ PHYS ] Physics [physics] | Physics - Atomic Physics | [PHYS]Physics [physics]
    arxiv: Physics::Atomic Physics

International audience; We use 6 yrs of accurate hyperfine frequency comparison data of the dual rubidium and caesium cold atom fountain FO2 at LNE-SYRTE to search for a massive scalar dark matter candidate. Such a scalar field can induce harmonic variations of the fine... View more
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