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Paper: Testing Fundamental Particle Physics with the Galactic White Dwarf Luminosity Function
Volume: 493, 19th European Workshop on White Dwarfs
Page: 133
Authors: Miller Bertolami, M. M.; Melendez, B. E.; Althaus, L. G.; Isern, J.
Abstract: Recent determinations of the white dwarf luminosity function (WDLF) from very large surveys have extended our knowledge of the WDLF to very high luminosities. It has been shown that the shape of the luminosity function of white dwarfs (WDLF) is a powerful tool to test the possible properties and existence of fundamental weakly interacting subelectronvolt particles. This, together with the availability of new full evolutionary white dwarf models that are reliable at high luminosities, have opened the possibility of testing particle emission in the core of very hot white dwarfs. We use the available WDLFs from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and the SuperCOSMOS Sky Survey to constrain the values of the neutrino magnetic dipole moment (μν) and the axion-electron coupling constant (gae) of DFSZ-axions.
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