Possible emission of cosmic X - and γ -rays by unstable particles at late times

Urbanowski, K. (Institute of Physics, University of Zielona Gora, ul. Prof. Z. Szafrana 4a, 65-516 Zielona Gora, Poland) ; Raczyńska, K. (Institute of Physics, University of Zielona Gora, ul. Prof. Z. Szafrana 4a, 65-516 Zielona Gora, Poland)

26 February 2014

Abstract: We find that charged unstable particles as well as neutral unstable particles with non-zero magnetic moment which live sufficiently long may emit electromagnetic radiation. This new mechanism is connected with the properties of unstable particles at the post exponential time region. Analyzing the transition times region between exponential and non-exponential form of the survival amplitude it is found that the instantaneous energy of the unstable particle can take very large values, much larger than the energy of this state for times from the exponential time region. Based on the results obtained for the model considered, it is shown that this purely quantum mechanical effect may be responsible for causing unstable particles to emit electromagnetic-, X - or γ -rays at some time intervals from the transition time regions.


Published in: Physics letters B 731 (2014) 236-241
Published by: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2014.02.043
License: CC-BY-3.0



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