Constraints on dark photon dark matter using Voyager magnetometric survey

Abstract : The dark photon, an new hypothetical light spin 1 field, constitutes a well-motivated dark matter candidate. It manifests as an oscillating electric field with a fixed direction, which can be observed in magnetometric records. In this letter, we use magnetometer data from the Voyager probes to look for the dark photon in the 10^-24 eV to 10^-19 eV mass range, corresponding to frequencies between 10^-9 Hz and 10^-4 Hz. We also discuss the sensitivity of possible future SQUID magnetometry experiments.
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G. Pignol, B. Clement, M. Guigue, D. Rebreyend, B. Voirin. Constraints on dark photon dark matter using Voyager magnetometric survey. 2015. ⟨in2p3-01183059⟩

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