Gamma ray signals from cosmic ray scattering on axionlike particles


Dark matter (DM) may be comprised of axionlike particles (ALPs) with couplings to photons and the standard model fermions. In this paper, we study photon signals arising from cosmic ray (CR) electron scattering on background ALPs. For a range of masses we find that these bounds can place competitive new constraints on the ALP-electron coupling, although in many models lifetime constraints may supersede these bounds. In addition to current Fermi constraints, we also consider future e-Astrogram bounds which will have greater sensitivity to ALP-CR induced gamma-rays.