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2014ApJ...791..125O - Astrophys. J., 791, 125 (2014/August-3)

Search for higgs shifts in white dwarfs.

ONOFRIO R. and WEGNER G.A.

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We report on a search for differential shifts between electronic and vibronic transitions in carbon-rich white dwarfs BPM 27606 and Procyon B. The absence of differential shifts within the spectral resolution and taking into account systematic effects such as space motion and pressure shifts allows us to set the first upper bound of astrophysical origin on the coupling between the Higgs field and the Kreschmann curvature invariant. Our analysis provides the basis for a more general methodology to derive bounds to the coupling of long-range scalar fields to curvature invariants in an astrophysical setting complementary to the ones available from high-energy physics or table-top experiments.

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Journal keyword(s): atomic processes - gravitation - white dwarfs

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