Dark Sector searches with Belle II

24 Jul 2018, 15:30
Room C

Room C


Enrico Graziani (INFN - Sezione Roma III)


The Belle II experiment is a substantial upgrade of the Belle detector and will operate at the SuperKEKB energy-asymmetric $e^+ e^-$ collider. The accelerator has already successfully completed the first phase of commissioning in 2016 and first electron positron collisions in Belle II are expected for April 2018. The design luminosity of SuperKEKB is $8 \times 10^{35}$ cm$^{-2}$s$^{-1}$ and the Belle II experiment aims to record 50 ab$^{-1}$ of data, a factor of 50 more than the Belle experiment. This data set offers the possibility to search for a large variety of dark sector particles in the GeV mass range complementary to LHC and dedicated low energy experiments. These searches will profit both from the size of the Belle II data, and from specifically designed triggers for the early running of Belle II. This talk will review planned dark sector searches with a focus on the discovery potential of the first data

Parallel Session Dark Matter, Astroparticle Physics

Primary authors

Ida Peruzzi (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati dell'INFN) Enrico Graziani (INFN - Sezione Roma III)

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