It is well known that Goldstone bosons cannot couple directly to quarks, except very weakly, without conflict with axion search experiments. We show here that beam-dump experiments also exclude the interesting possibility of Goldstone bosons which are semi-strongly coupled to hadrons through gluons, but only interact in pairs due to a vanishing QCD anomaly. Supersymmetric models with spontaneously broken R-invariance are an example of a class of models which could have exhibited such behavior.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics