We search for single-photon events in 53 fb-1 of e+e- collision data collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II B-Factory. We look for events with a single high-energy photon and a large missing momentum and energy, consistent with production of a spin-1 particle A′ through the process e+e-→γA′; A′→invisible. Such particles, referred to as "dark photons," are motivated by theories applying a U(1) gauge symmetry to dark matter. We find no evidence for such processes and set 90% confidence level upper limits on the coupling strength of A′ to e+e- in the mass range mA′≤8 GeV. In particular, our limits exclude the values of the A′ coupling suggested by the dark-photon interpretation of the muon (g-2)μ anomaly, as well as a broad range of parameters for the dark-sector models.

Lees, J., Poireau, V., Tisserand, V., Grauges, E., Palano, A., Eigen, G., et al. (2017). Search for Invisible Decays of a Dark Photon Produced in e+e- Collisions at B a B ar. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 119(13) [10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.131804].

Search for Invisible Decays of a Dark Photon Produced in e+e- Collisions at B a B ar

Carpinelli, M.
Membro del Collaboration Group
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2017

Abstract

We search for single-photon events in 53 fb-1 of e+e- collision data collected with the BABAR detector at the PEP-II B-Factory. We look for events with a single high-energy photon and a large missing momentum and energy, consistent with production of a spin-1 particle A′ through the process e+e-→γA′; A′→invisible. Such particles, referred to as "dark photons," are motivated by theories applying a U(1) gauge symmetry to dark matter. We find no evidence for such processes and set 90% confidence level upper limits on the coupling strength of A′ to e+e- in the mass range mA′≤8 GeV. In particular, our limits exclude the values of the A′ coupling suggested by the dark-photon interpretation of the muon (g-2)μ anomaly, as well as a broad range of parameters for the dark-sector models.
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Carpinelli Massimo (BaBar Collaboration)
Lees, J., Poireau, V., Tisserand, V., Grauges, E., Palano, A., Eigen, G., et al. (2017). Search for Invisible Decays of a Dark Photon Produced in e+e- Collisions at B a B ar. PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 119(13) [10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.131804].
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