Search for axion particles heats up
Axions and axion-like particles (ALPs) are hypothetical elementary particles that are well motivated theoretically: ALPs can solve the strong CP problem, act as a dark matter candidate and also explain the famous muon (g-2) discrepancy. The experimental efforts to search for ALPs as dark matter candidates is ongoing and has been intensified in recent years. However, none of these experiments is sensitive to ALPs that can explain low-energy anomalies such as (g-2). The EU-funded LightAtLHC will pioneer alternative search approaches to detect ALPs using data collected at the Large Hadron Collider. If successful, project researchers will either rule out the most promising ALP models in a mass range from 10 MeV to 1 TeV, or discover a new elementary particle.
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