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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 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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2 news outlets
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2 blogs
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5 tweeters
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Citations

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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 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 30%
Researcher 5 19%
Student > Postgraduate 3 11%
Professor 2 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 7%
Other 5 19%
Unknown 2 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 23 85%
Materials Science 1 4%
Unknown 3 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. 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 03 January 2019.
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#561,059
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Outputs from Physical Review Letters
#2,285
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#24,612
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Outputs of similar age from Physical Review Letters
#116
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