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Axion Constraints in Non-standard Thermal Histories

Grin, Daniel and Smith, Tristan and Kamionkowski, Marc (2009) Axion Constraints in Non-standard Thermal Histories. In: Sources and detection of dark matter and dark energy in the universe. AIP Conference Proceedings . No.1166. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 119-125. ISBN 978-0-7354-0703-9.

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There is no direct evidence for radiation domination prior to big-bang nucleosynthesis, and so it is useful to consider how constraints to thermally-produced axions change in non-standard thermal histories. In the low-temperature-reheating scenario, radiation domination begins as late as ~1 MeV, and is preceded by significant entropy generation. Axion abundances are then suppressed, and cosmological limits to axions are significantly loosened. In a kination scenario, a more modest change to axion constraints occurs. Future possible constraints to axions and low-temperature reheating are discussed.

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Additional Information:© 2009 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 8 September 2009. D.G. was supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and thanks the organizers of DM08. T.L.S. and M.K. were supported by DoE DE-FG03-92-ER40701 and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FG03-92-ER40701
Subject Keywords:Dark matter; axions; reheating; large-scale structure; big-bang nucleosynthesis
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:1166
Classification Code:PACS: 95.35.+d; 11.30.Pb; 98.80.Ft
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Official Citation:Axion Constraints in Non-standard Thermal Histories Daniel Grin, Tristan Smith, and Marc Kamionkowski, AIP Conf. Proc. 1166, 119 (2009), DOI:10.1063/1.3232168
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