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Title: Dark sectors at the Fermilab SeaQuest experiment

Abstract

We analyze the unique capability of the existing SeaQuest experiment at Fermilab to discover well-motivated dark sector physics by measuring displaced electron, photon, and hadron decay signals behind a compact shield. A planned installation of a refurbished electromagnetic calorimeter could provide powerful new sensitivity to GeV-scale vectors, dark Higgs bosons, scalars, axions, and inelastic and strongly interacting dark matter models. Lastly, this sensitivity is both comparable and complementary to NA62, SHiP, and FASER. SeaQuest’s ability to collect data now and over the next few years provides an especially exciting opportunity.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1463208
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1468724
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; PHY-1654502; PHY11-25915
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review D Journal Volume: 98 Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

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Berlin, Asher, Gori, Stefania, Schuster, Philip, and Toro, Natalia. Dark sectors at the Fermilab SeaQuest experiment. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.035011.
Berlin, Asher, Gori, Stefania, Schuster, Philip, & Toro, Natalia. Dark sectors at the Fermilab SeaQuest experiment. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.035011.
Berlin, Asher, Gori, Stefania, Schuster, Philip, and Toro, Natalia. Tue . "Dark sectors at the Fermilab SeaQuest experiment". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.035011.
@article{osti_1463208,
title = {Dark sectors at the Fermilab SeaQuest experiment},
author = {Berlin, Asher and Gori, Stefania and Schuster, Philip and Toro, Natalia},
abstractNote = {We analyze the unique capability of the existing SeaQuest experiment at Fermilab to discover well-motivated dark sector physics by measuring displaced electron, photon, and hadron decay signals behind a compact shield. A planned installation of a refurbished electromagnetic calorimeter could provide powerful new sensitivity to GeV-scale vectors, dark Higgs bosons, scalars, axions, and inelastic and strongly interacting dark matter models. Lastly, this sensitivity is both comparable and complementary to NA62, SHiP, and FASER. SeaQuest’s ability to collect data now and over the next few years provides an especially exciting opportunity.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.98.035011},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 3,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Layout of the SeaQuest spectrometer in its current form (adapted from Ref. [16]).

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