Jul 4 – 11, 2018
Asia/Seoul timezone

Search for invisible dark photon decay at BABAR

Jul 6, 2018, 2:30 PM
203 (COEX, Seoul)


COEX, Seoul

Parallel Beyond the Standard Model Beyond the Standard Model


Gerald Eigen (University of Bergen (NO))


We report on a search for single-photon events in 53 fb$^{-1}$ of data collected with the BABAR detector. We look for events consistent with production of a dark photon ($A^\prime$) through the process $e^+e^- \to \gamma A^\prime$, $A^\prime \to$ invisible. Such particles are motivated by theories applying a $U(1)$ gauge symmetry to dark matter. We find no evidence for this process and set limits on the $A^\prime$-photon coupling for a dark photon mass below 8 GeV. These results greatly improve upon previous bounds, and exclude the range of values suggested by the dark-photon interpretation of the muon $(g-2)$ anomaly

Primary authors

Fabio Anulli (Sapienza Universita e INFN, Roma I (IT)) Gerald Eigen (University of Bergen (NO))

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