A global analysis of axion-like particle interactions using SMEFT fits20m
Anne Mareike Galda(Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)
How to measure the spin of invisible states in e + e − →γ+X20m
Dark Matter has eluded us for decades and continues to do so. Currently,lepton colliders provide exclusion limits on individual dark matter models, but many models may have either identical or indistinguishable signals. Hence, there is a need for new methods or observables to determine the nature of the dark matter, especially if more than one candidate is present. Using processes with a mono-photon signal and missing energy, we look into whether the helicities of the incoming beams can be used to differentiate between two dark matter models: Dark Photons and Axion-Like-Particles (ALPs). Due to the particles' spin and coupling structures, the two models have differing contributions and dependencies on the incoming fermions' spin. Focusing on Belle II and looking at a dark matter mass range of [0.1, 9.75] GeV, we show how the helicities of the incoming beams, together with angular distributions, can be used to discriminate between the dark photon and ALP models.