1 National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark2 Astrophysics, National Space Institute, Technical University of Denmark3 Universidad de Zaragoza4 University of South Carolina5 University of Trieste6 CERN7 Dogus University8 Commisariat Energie Atomique9 Russian National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute10 Universität Bonn11 Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron12 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki13 National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos"14 Universidad de Valencia15 Russian Academy of Sciences16 Ben Gurion University17 Columbia University18 Kyoto University19 Technische Universität Darmstadt20 Universität Hamburg21 Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona22 Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark23 University of Heidelberg24 Rudjer Boskovic Institute25 University of Tokyo26 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory27 Max Planck Institute28 University of Florida29 University of California at Berkeley30 Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory31 University of Patras32 Universidad de Zaragoza33 CERN34 Dogus University35 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki36 Columbia University37 Kyoto University38 University of Heidelberg39 University of Tokyo40 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory41 University of Florida42 University of California at Berkeley43 Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory44 University of Patras
The International Axion Observatory (IAXO) is a new generation axion helioscope aiming at a sensitivity to the axion-photon coupling of gaγ (≳) few × 10−12 GeV−1, i.e. 1–1.5 orders of magnitude beyond the one achieved by CAST, currently the most sensitive axion helioscope. The main elements of IAXO are an increased magnetic field volume together with extensive use of x-ray focusing optics and low background detectors, innovations already successfully tested in CAST. Additional physics cases of IAXO could include the detection of electron-coupled axions invoked to explain the white dwarf cooling, relic axions, and a large variety of more generic axion-like particles (ALPs) and other novel excitations at the low-energy frontier of elementary particle physics.
Journal of Physics. Conference Series, 2013
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Journal of Physics: Conference Series (online)
6th Symposium on Large TPCs for Low Energy Rare Event Detection, 2013