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Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions


March 29, 2019

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In a paper published today in Physical Review Letters, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology-led team reports that in the first month of observations, the experiment detected no sign of axions within the mass range of 0.31 to 8.3 nanoelectronvolts. This means that axions within this mass range, which is equivalent to about one-quintillionth the mass of a proton, either don't exist or they have an even smaller effect on electricity and magnetism than previously thought. Full Story

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