Search for a muonic dark force at BaBar

BaBar Collaboration

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Many models of physics beyond the standard model predict the existence of new Abelian forces with new gauge bosons mediating interactions between “dark sectors” and the standard model. We report a search for a dark boson Z′ coupling only to the second and third generations of leptons in the reaction e+e−→μ+μ−Z′,Z′→μ+μ− using 514  fb−1 of data collected by the BABAR experiment. No significant signal is observed for Z′ masses in the range 0.212–10 GeV. Limits on the coupling parameter g′ as low as 7×10−4 are derived, leading to improvements in the bounds compared to those previously derived from neutrino experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Article number011102(R)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2016

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