Limit on the production of a low-mass vector boson in e

A. Anastasi, D. Babusci, G. Bencivenni, M. Berlowski, C. Bloise, F. Bossi, P. Branchini, A. Budano, L. Caldeira Balkeståhl, B. Cao, F. Ceradini, P. Ciambrone, F. Curciarello, E. Czerwiński, G. D'Agostini, E. Danè, V. De Leo, E. De Lucia, A. De Santis, P. De SimoneA. Di Cicco, A. Di Domenico, R. Di Salvo, D. Domenici, A. D'Uffizi, A. Fantini, G. Felici, S. Fiore, A. Gajos, P. Gauzzi, G. Giardina, S. Giovannella, E. Graziani, F. Happacher, L. Heijkenskjöld, W. Ikegami Andersson, T. Johansson, D. Kamińska, W. Krzemien, A. Kupsc, S. Loffredo, G. Mandaglio, M. Martini, M. Mascolo, R. Messi, S. Miscetti, G. Morello, D. Moricciani, P. Moskal, A. Palladino, M. Papenbrock, A. Passeri, V. Patera, E. Perez del Rio, A. Ranieri, P. Santangelo, I. Sarra, M. Schioppa, M. Silarski, F. Sirghi, L. Tortora, G. Venanzoni, W. Wiślicki, M. Wolke

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The existence of a new force beyond the Standard Model is compelling because it could explain several striking astrophysical observations which fail standard interpretations. We searched for the light vector mediator of this dark force, the U boson, with the KLOE detector at the DAΦNE e+e-collider. Using an integrated luminosity of 1.54 fb-1, we studied the process e+e-→Uγ, with U→e+e-, using radiative return to search for a resonant peak in the dielectron invariant-mass distribution. We did not find evidence for a signal, and set a 90% CL upper limit on the mixing strength between the Standard Model photon and the dark photon, ε2, at 10-6-10-4in the 5-520 MeV/c2mass range.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633 - 637
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Anastasi, A., Babusci, D., Bencivenni, G., Berlowski, M., Bloise, C., Bossi, F., Branchini, P., Budano, A., Caldeira Balkeståhl, L., Cao, B., Ceradini, F., Ciambrone, P., Curciarello, F., Czerwiński, E., D'Agostini, G., Danè, E., De Leo, V., De Lucia, E., De Santis, A., ... Wolke, M. (2015). Limit on the production of a low-mass vector boson in e. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 750, 633 - 637.