The existence of a new force beyond the Standard Model is compelling because it could explain several striking astrophysical observations which fail standard interpretations. We searched for the light vector mediator of this dark force, the U boson, with the KLOE detector at the DAΦNE e+e+e−e− collider. Using an integrated luminosity of 1.54 fb−11.54 fb−1, we studied the process e+e−→Uγe+e−→Uγ, with U→e+e−U→e+e−, using radiative return to search for a resonant peak in the dielectron invariant-mass distribution. We did not find evidence for a signal, and set a 90% CL upper limit on the mixing strength between the Standard Model photon and the dark photon, ε2ε2, at 10−610−6–10−410−4 in the 5–520 MeV/c25–520 MeV/c2 mass range.

Limit on the production of a low-mass vector boson in e+e−→Uγ, U→e+e- with the KLOE experiment

ANASTASI, ANTONIO;CURCIARELLO, FRANCESCA;GIARDINA, Giorgio 42;MANDAGLIO, GIUSEPPE
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2015-01-01

Abstract

The existence of a new force beyond the Standard Model is compelling because it could explain several striking astrophysical observations which fail standard interpretations. We searched for the light vector mediator of this dark force, the U boson, with the KLOE detector at the DAΦNE e+e+e−e− collider. Using an integrated luminosity of 1.54 fb−11.54 fb−1, we studied the process e+e−→Uγe+e−→Uγ, with U→e+e−U→e+e−, using radiative return to search for a resonant peak in the dielectron invariant-mass distribution. We did not find evidence for a signal, and set a 90% CL upper limit on the mixing strength between the Standard Model photon and the dark photon, ε2ε2, at 10−610−6–10−410−4 in the 5–520 MeV/c25–520 MeV/c2 mass range.
2015
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