Dark sectors charged under a new Abelian interaction have recently received much attention in the context of dark matter models. These models introduce a light new mediator, the so-called dark photon (A′), connecting the dark sector to the standard model. We present a search for a dark photon in the reaction e+e-→γA′, A′→e+e-, μ+μ- using 514fb-1 of data collected with the BABAR detector. We observe no statistically significant deviations from the standard model predictions, and we set 90% confidence level upper limits on the mixing strength between the photon and dark photon at the level of 10-4-10-3 for dark photon masses in the range 0.02-10.2GeV. We further constrain the range of the parameter space favored by interpretations of the discrepancy between the calculated and measured anomalous magnetic moment of the muon.
|Titolo:||Search for a Dark Photon in e+e- Collisions at BaBar|
|Parole Chiave:||bhabha scattering; detector; energies; boson|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/04 - Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare|
|Data di pubblicazione:||10-nov-2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.201801|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|