PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 398 - The European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP2021) - T01: Astroparticle and Gravitational Waves
Probing light dark matter particles with astrophysical experiments
T.K. Poddar
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Abstract
The evidence of gravitational wave was first indirectly confirmed by the orbital period loss of Hulse-Taylor binary system which agrees well with the Einstein's general relativistic prediction. The perihelion precession of planets, gravitational light bending and Shapiro time delay are other tests of Einstein's general theory of relativity. However there are small uncertainties in the measurements of those observations from the general relativistic prediction. To account those uncertainties, we propose radiation of ultralight axions and vector gauge boson particles in the context of $U(1)^\prime$ extended beyond standard model scenario. We obtain constraints on ultralight axion parameters (axion mass and decay constant) from the observational uncertainties of orbital period loss of compact binary systems, gravitational light bending, Shapiro time delay and birefringence phenomena. We also obtain the bounds on ultralight $U(1)_{L_\mu-L_\tau}$ gauge bosons from the orbital period loss of compact binary systems. The uncertainties in the perihelion precession of planets also put bounds on the $U(1)_{L_e-L_{\mu,\tau}}$ light gauge bosons. These light particles can be promising candidates of fuzzy dark matter which can be probed from the above precision measurements.
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