Speaker: Toyokazu Sekiguchi (RESCEU)
Title: Abundance of dark matter axion in the coupling with dark photon
The axion and axion-like particles originate from a variety of UV theories based on QFT as well as string theory. Couplings of those axions with U(1) gauge fields are fairly ubiquitous. They are known to offer rich phenomenology in the very early Universe, for instance, inflation and preheating. In my talk I’m going to focus on their effects on the abundance of the QCD axion produced from the misalignment mechanism. It is recently argued that the coupling of the axion to a hidden U(1) field suppresses the axion abundance, which can open up the axion window up to the GUT scale. The claim postulates that production of the axion fluctuations is negligible. We revisit the argument by performing 3d lattice simulations of the axion electrodynamics, where the nonlinear dynamics in the coevolution of the axion fluctuations and gauge field is incorporated to the full extent. We show production of the axion fluctuations plays a crucial role and the suppression is moderated significantly.

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