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Title: Constraining Dark Matter Models with a Light Mediator at the PandaX-II Experiment

Abstract

We search for nuclear recoil signals of dark matter models with a light mediator in PandaX-II, a direct detection experiment in the China Jinping underground laboratory. Using data collected in 2016 and 2017 runs, corresponding to a total exposure of 54 ton day, we set upper limits on the zero-momentum dark matter-nucleon cross section. These limits have a strong dependence on the mediator mass when it is comparable to or below the typical momentum transfer. Subsequently, we apply our results to constrain self-interacting dark matter models with a light mediator mixing with standard model particles, and set strong limits on the model parameter space for the dark matter mass ranging from 5 GeV to 10 TeV.

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Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
Contributing Org.:
PandaX-II Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1460035
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1498984
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0008541; 11DZ2260700; 16DZ2260200; 18JC1410200
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters Journal Volume: 121 Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

Citation Formats

Ren, Xiangxiang, Zhao, Li, Abdukerim, Abdusalam, Chen, Xun, Chen, Yunhua, Cui, Xiangyi, Fang, Deqing, Fu, Changbo, Giboni, Karl, Giuliani, Franco, Gu, Linhui, Guo, Xuyuan, Han, Ke, He, Changda, Huang, Di, He, Shengming, Huang, Xingtao, Huang, Zhou, Ji, Xiangdong, Ju, Yonglin, Li, Yao, Lin, Heng, Liu, Huaxuan, Liu, Jianglai, Ma, Yugang, Mao, Yajun, Ni, Kaixiang, Ning, Jinhua, Tan, Andi, Wang, Hongwei, Wang, Meng, Wang, Qiuhong, Wang, Siguang, Wang, Xiuli, Wu, Shiyong, Xia, Jingkai, Xiao, Mengjiao, Xie, Pengwei, Yan, Binbin, Yang, Jijun, Yang, Yong, Yu, Hai-Bo, Yue, Jianfeng, Zhang, Tao, Zhou, Jifang, Zhou, Ning, Zheng, Qibin, Zhou, Xiaopeng, and PandaX-II Collaboration. Constraining Dark Matter Models with a Light Mediator at the PandaX-II Experiment. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.021304.
Ren, Xiangxiang, Zhao, Li, Abdukerim, Abdusalam, Chen, Xun, Chen, Yunhua, Cui, Xiangyi, Fang, Deqing, Fu, Changbo, Giboni, Karl, Giuliani, Franco, Gu, Linhui, Guo, Xuyuan, Han, Ke, He, Changda, Huang, Di, He, Shengming, Huang, Xingtao, Huang, Zhou, Ji, Xiangdong, Ju, Yonglin, Li, Yao, Lin, Heng, Liu, Huaxuan, Liu, Jianglai, Ma, Yugang, Mao, Yajun, Ni, Kaixiang, Ning, Jinhua, Tan, Andi, Wang, Hongwei, Wang, Meng, Wang, Qiuhong, Wang, Siguang, Wang, Xiuli, Wu, Shiyong, Xia, Jingkai, Xiao, Mengjiao, Xie, Pengwei, Yan, Binbin, Yang, Jijun, Yang, Yong, Yu, Hai-Bo, Yue, Jianfeng, Zhang, Tao, Zhou, Jifang, Zhou, Ning, Zheng, Qibin, Zhou, Xiaopeng, & PandaX-II Collaboration. Constraining Dark Matter Models with a Light Mediator at the PandaX-II Experiment. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.021304
Ren, Xiangxiang, Zhao, Li, Abdukerim, Abdusalam, Chen, Xun, Chen, Yunhua, Cui, Xiangyi, Fang, Deqing, Fu, Changbo, Giboni, Karl, Giuliani, Franco, Gu, Linhui, Guo, Xuyuan, Han, Ke, He, Changda, Huang, Di, He, Shengming, Huang, Xingtao, Huang, Zhou, Ji, Xiangdong, Ju, Yonglin, Li, Yao, Lin, Heng, Liu, Huaxuan, Liu, Jianglai, Ma, Yugang, Mao, Yajun, Ni, Kaixiang, Ning, Jinhua, Tan, Andi, Wang, Hongwei, Wang, Meng, Wang, Qiuhong, Wang, Siguang, Wang, Xiuli, Wu, Shiyong, Xia, Jingkai, Xiao, Mengjiao, Xie, Pengwei, Yan, Binbin, Yang, Jijun, Yang, Yong, Yu, Hai-Bo, Yue, Jianfeng, Zhang, Tao, Zhou, Jifang, Zhou, Ning, Zheng, Qibin, Zhou, Xiaopeng, and PandaX-II Collaboration. Thu . "Constraining Dark Matter Models with a Light Mediator at the PandaX-II Experiment". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.021304.
@article{osti_1460035,
title = {Constraining Dark Matter Models with a Light Mediator at the PandaX-II Experiment},
author = {Ren, Xiangxiang and Zhao, Li and Abdukerim, Abdusalam and Chen, Xun and Chen, Yunhua and Cui, Xiangyi and Fang, Deqing and Fu, Changbo and Giboni, Karl and Giuliani, Franco and Gu, Linhui and Guo, Xuyuan and Han, Ke and He, Changda and Huang, Di and He, Shengming and Huang, Xingtao and Huang, Zhou and Ji, Xiangdong and Ju, Yonglin and Li, Yao and Lin, Heng and Liu, Huaxuan and Liu, Jianglai and Ma, Yugang and Mao, Yajun and Ni, Kaixiang and Ning, Jinhua and Tan, Andi and Wang, Hongwei and Wang, Meng and Wang, Qiuhong and Wang, Siguang and Wang, Xiuli and Wu, Shiyong and Xia, Jingkai and Xiao, Mengjiao and Xie, Pengwei and Yan, Binbin and Yang, Jijun and Yang, Yong and Yu, Hai-Bo and Yue, Jianfeng and Zhang, Tao and Zhou, Jifang and Zhou, Ning and Zheng, Qibin and Zhou, Xiaopeng and PandaX-II Collaboration},
abstractNote = {We search for nuclear recoil signals of dark matter models with a light mediator in PandaX-II, a direct detection experiment in the China Jinping underground laboratory. Using data collected in 2016 and 2017 runs, corresponding to a total exposure of 54 ton day, we set upper limits on the zero-momentum dark matter-nucleon cross section. These limits have a strong dependence on the mediator mass when it is comparable to or below the typical momentum transfer. Subsequently, we apply our results to constrain self-interacting dark matter models with a light mediator mixing with standard model particles, and set strong limits on the model parameter space for the dark matter mass ranging from 5 GeV to 10 TeV.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.021304},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 2,
volume = 121,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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