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Title: Dark Neutrino Portal to Explain MiniBooNE Excess

Abstract

We present a novel framework that provides an explanation to the long-standing excess of electron-like events in the MiniBooNE experiment at Fermilab. We suggest a new dark sector containing a dark neutrino and a dark gauge boson, both with masses between a few tens and a few hundreds of MeV. Dark neutrinos are produced via neutrino-nucleus scattering, followed by their decay to the dark gauge boson, which in turn gives rise to electron-like events. This mechanism provides an excellent fit to MiniBooNE energy spectra and angular distributions.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. Instituto de Física Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
  2. Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  3. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
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)
OSTI Identifier:
1485529
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1472108
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1807.09877; FERMILAB-PUB-18-336-T; OSU-HEP-18-04
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; 1683968
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; SC0016013
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 121; Journal Issue: 24; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Bertuzzo, Enrico, Jana, Sudip, Machado, Pedro A. N., and Zukanovich Funchal, Renata. Dark Neutrino Portal to Explain MiniBooNE Excess. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.241801.
Bertuzzo, Enrico, Jana, Sudip, Machado, Pedro A. N., & Zukanovich Funchal, Renata. Dark Neutrino Portal to Explain MiniBooNE Excess. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.241801.
Bertuzzo, Enrico, Jana, Sudip, Machado, Pedro A. N., and Zukanovich Funchal, Renata. Wed . "Dark Neutrino Portal to Explain MiniBooNE Excess". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.241801.
@article{osti_1485529,
title = {Dark Neutrino Portal to Explain MiniBooNE Excess},
author = {Bertuzzo, Enrico and Jana, Sudip and Machado, Pedro A. N. and Zukanovich Funchal, Renata},
abstractNote = {We present a novel framework that provides an explanation to the long-standing excess of electron-like events in the MiniBooNE experiment at Fermilab. We suggest a new dark sector containing a dark neutrino and a dark gauge boson, both with masses between a few tens and a few hundreds of MeV. Dark neutrinos are produced via neutrino-nucleus scattering, followed by their decay to the dark gauge boson, which in turn gives rise to electron-like events. This mechanism provides an excellent fit to MiniBooNE energy spectra and angular distributions.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.241801},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 24,
volume = 121,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}

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DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.241801

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FIG. 1. FIG. 1.: Contributions to the cross section that in our model gives rise to MiniBooNE’s excess of electronlike events.

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