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Title: MiniBooNE-DM: a dark matter search in a proton beam dump

Abstract

In a dedicated run where protons from the Fermilab Booster were delivered directly to the steel beam dump of the Booster Neutrino Beamline (BNB), the MiniBooNE detector was used to search for the production of sub-GeV dark matter particles via vector-boson mediators. The signal searched for was the elastic scattering of dark matter particles off nucleons in the detector mineral oil, with neutrinos being an irreducible background. A review of the experiment, its analysis methods, its results and future perspectives are summarized, demonstrating that beam dump experiments provide a novel and promising approach to dark matter searches. This contribution was written for the TAUP 2017 proceedings.

Authors:
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  1. Mexico U., ICN
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
MiniBooNE DM
OSTI Identifier:
1556974
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1907.04901; C17-07-24; FERMILAB-CONF-17-699-ND
1743571
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 15th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, 07/24-07/28/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Aguilar-Arevalo, Alexis A. MiniBooNE-DM: a dark matter search in a proton beam dump. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Aguilar-Arevalo, Alexis A. MiniBooNE-DM: a dark matter search in a proton beam dump. United States.
Aguilar-Arevalo, Alexis A. Wed . "MiniBooNE-DM: a dark matter search in a proton beam dump". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1556974.
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