Jun 26 – 29, 2017
Schloss Waldthausen
Europe/Berlin timezone

Dark Photon Search at BESIII with ISR Method

Jun 27, 2017, 6:30 PM
1h 30m
Helmholtz-Institut Mainz

Helmholtz-Institut Mainz

Staudingerweg 18, 55128 Mainz
Board: 19


Dr Yuping Guo (KPH, JGU Mainz)


Using a data set of 2.93 fb$^{−1}$ taken at a center-of-mass energy of 3.773 GeV with the BESIII detector at the BEPCII collider, a search for an extra U(1) gauge boson, also denoted as a dark photon, has been performed. We examine the initial state radiation reactions $e^{+}e^{-}\to e^{+}e^{−}\gamma_{ISR}$ and $e^{+}e^{-}\to\mu^{+}\mu^{−}\gamma_{ISR}$ for this search, where the dark photon would appear as an enhancement in the invariant mass distribution of the leptonic pairs. We observe no obvious enhancement in the mass range between 1.5 and 3.4 GeV/$c^{2}$ and set a 90% confidence level upper limit on the mixing strength of the dark photon and the Standard Model photon. We obtain a competitive limit in the tested mass range.

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Dr Yuping Guo (KPH, JGU Mainz)

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