Thursday, June 27, 2013

1305.2114 (Giorgio Galanti et al.)

Comment on "Irregularity in gamma ray source spectra as a signature of axion-like particles"    [PDF]

Giorgio Galanti, Marco Roncadelli
D. Wouters and P. Brun in Phys. Rev. D 86, 043005 (2012) claim that an observable effect in the spectra of distant very-high-energy blazars arises as a consequence of oscillations of photons into axion-like particles (ALPs) in the presence of turbulent extra-galactic magnetic fields. The main objective of this comment is to demonstrate that such a result is physically incorrect. We also show that a physically correct treatment of the same issue leads to a much less relevant conclusion, which makes the effect pointed out by WB likely unobservable with the present capabilities.
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