Pair production of light pseudoscalar particles in strong inhomogeneous fields by the Schwinger mechanism

J. A. Grifols, Eduard Massó

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Abstract

We calculate the rate for pair production of light pseudoscalars by strong inhomogeneous and static electric (magnetic) fields. We show that, in the case of axions, the stability of atoms over cosmic lifetimes is jeopardized unless the Peccei-Quinn symmetry breaking scale (Formula presented) is larger than (Formula presented) © 1999 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume60
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

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