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Searching for Dark Photon Dark Matter with Gravitational-Wave Detectors

Overview of attention for article published in Physical Review Letters, August 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (79th percentile)

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6 tweeters
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Title
Searching for Dark Photon Dark Matter with Gravitational-Wave Detectors
Published in
Physical Review Letters, August 2018
DOI 10.1103/physrevlett.121.061102
Pubmed ID
Authors

Aaron Pierce, Keith Riles, Yue Zhao

Abstract

If dark matter stems from the background of a very light gauge boson, this gauge boson could exert forces on test masses in gravitational wave detectors, resulting in displacements with a characteristic frequency set by the gauge boson mass. We outline a novel search strategy for such dark matter, assuming the dark photon is the gauge boson of U(1)_{B} or U(1)_{B-L}. We show that both ground-based and future space-based gravitational wave detectors have the capability to make a 5σ discovery in unexplored parameter regimes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 32%
Researcher 7 17%
Professor 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 5%
Lecturer 2 5%
Other 7 17%
Unknown 6 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 32 78%
Materials Science 1 2%
Unknown 8 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 29. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 July 2022.
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#1,098,874
of 21,942,857 outputs
Outputs from Physical Review Letters
#3,679
of 34,986 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#29,087
of 403,655 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Physical Review Letters
#126
of 619 outputs
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