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The purpose of this website is to host data files and python notebooks to create limit plots on axions, axion-like particles and dark photons. Please email me [ciaran.aj.ohare@gmail.com] if you have any questions/comments/complaints or if you would like your limit to be added to these plots.

Please go to refs/ to see a full list of all references, including a .tex and .bib file with all citation details collected from Inspire.

Disclaimer: the limits on this website here have been collected from an extremely wide array of papers (not all of them published) and from several different sub-fields. There may be wildly varying levels of uncertainty, assumption, model dependence, and importantly, differing levels of statistical rigour. There is not necessarily any fixed convention for what even constitutes a bound. This goes especially for experimental projections, which vary considerably in their respective levels of optimism. Therefore, one should exercise some caution when reading these plots: they are not intended to be the definitive word on the status of the axion. I more see them as a way to advertise the many ways one can search, and give a rough picture for what is allowed, what is ruled out, and what the community in general has been up to. Some may see my inclusion of certain bounds as being overly democratic, however I felt that it was important for this extremely active field to be fully reflected in these plots.


Axion-photon coupling

Data files
Plot (pdf, png)
Plot with projections (pdf, png)
Plot of dimensionless coupling (pdf, png)
Plot of dimensionless coupling with projections (pdf, png)


Axion-electron coupling

Data files
Plot (pdf, png)
Plot with projections (pdf, png)
 
 


Axion-neutron coupling

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Plot with projections (pdf, png)
 
 
 


Axion-proton coupling

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Plot (pdf, png)
Plot with projections (pdf, png)
 
 
 


Axion CP-violating couplings

Data files
Plot for scalar nucleon coupling (pdf, png)
Plot for electron-electron coupling (pdf, png)
Plot for nucleon-nucleon coupling (pdf, png)
 


Axion-EDM coupling

Data files
Plot (pdf, png)
Plot with projections (pdf, png)
 
 
 


Mass versus f_a

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Plot with projections (pdf, png)
 
 
 


Dark photons

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Acknowledgements

Thank you to: Masha Baryakhtar, Itay Bloch, Andrea Caputo, Raymond Co, Chris Dessert, Akash Dixit, Babette Döbrich, Maurizio Giannotti, Alexander Gramolin, Sebastian Hoof, Hai-Jun Li, David Marsh, Alex Millar, Viraf Mehta, Pablo Quílez, Javier Redondo, Andreas Ringwald, Jan Schuette-Engel, Philip Sørensen, Edoardo Vitagliano, and Sam Witte for comments, corrections and suggestions that have greatly helped improve these plots.