Search for Invisible Decays of a Dark Photon Produced in e+e- Collisions at B a B ar
Physical Review Letters
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© 2017 American Physical Society. 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.
AuthorsLees, JP; Poireau, V; Tisserand, V; Grauges, E; Palano, A; Eigen, G; Brown, DN; Derdzinski, M; Giuffrida, A; Kolomensky, YG; Fritsch, M; Koch, H; Schroeder, T; Hearty, C; Mattison, TS; McKenna, JA; So, RY; Blinov, VE; Buzykaev, AR; Druzhinin, VP; Golubev, VB; Kravchenko, EA; Onuchin, AP; Serednyakov, SI; Skovpen, YI; Solodov, EP; Todyshev, KY; Lankford, AJ; Gary, JW; Long, O; Eisner, AM; Lockman, WS; Panduro Vazquez, W; Chao, DS; Cheng, CH; Echenard, B; Flood, KT; Hitlin, DG; Kim, J; Miyashita, TS; Ongmongkolkul, P; Porter, FC; Röhrken, M; Huard, Z; Meadows, BT; Pushpawela, BG; Sokoloff, MD; Sun, L; Smith, JG; Wagner, SR; Bernard, D; Verderi, M; Bettoni, D; Bozzi, C; Calabrese, R; Cibinetto, G; Fioravanti, E; Garzia, I; Luppi, E; Santoro, V; Calcaterra, A; De Sangro, R; Finocchiaro, G; Martellotti, S; Patteri, P; Peruzzi, IM; Piccolo, M; Rotondo, M; Zallo, A; Passaggio, S; Patrignani, C; Lacker, HM; Bhuyan, B; Mallik, U; Chen, C; Cochran, J; Prell, S; Ahmed, H; Gritsan, AV; Arnaud, N; Davier, M
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