TY - GEN

T1 - Axions and photons in terms of "particles" and "anti-particles"

AU - Guendelman, Eduardo I.

AU - Shilon, Idan

PY - 2008/12/1

Y1 - 2008/12/1

N2 - The axion photon system in an external magnetic field, when for example considered with the 1+1 geometry of the experiments exploring axion photon mixing displays a continuous axion-photon duality symmetry in the limit where the axion mass is neglected. The conservation law that follows from this symmetry is obtained. The magnetic field interaction is seen to be equivalent to first order to the interaction of a complex charged field with an external electric potential, where this fictitious "electric potential" is proportional to the external magnetic field. Generalizing the scalar QED formalism to 2+1 dimensions makes it clear that a photon and an axion split into two components in an inhomogeneous magnetic field.

AB - The axion photon system in an external magnetic field, when for example considered with the 1+1 geometry of the experiments exploring axion photon mixing displays a continuous axion-photon duality symmetry in the limit where the axion mass is neglected. The conservation law that follows from this symmetry is obtained. The magnetic field interaction is seen to be equivalent to first order to the interaction of a complex charged field with an external electric potential, where this fictitious "electric potential" is proportional to the external magnetic field. Generalizing the scalar QED formalism to 2+1 dimensions makes it clear that a photon and an axion split into two components in an inhomogeneous magnetic field.

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M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84880493171

SN - 9783935702263

T3 - Proceedings of the 4th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs, PATRAS 2008

SP - 133

EP - 136

BT - Proceedings of the 4th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs, PATRAS 2008

T2 - 4th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs, PATRAS 2008

Y2 - 18 June 2008 through 21 June 2008

ER -