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Title: Mononeutrino at DUNE: New signals from neutrinophilic thermal dark matter

Abstract

We introduce the mono-neutrino signal at neutrino detectors as a smoking gun of sub-GeV scale dark matter candidates that mainly interact with standard model neutrinos. In a mono-neutrino process, invisible particles, either dark matter themselves or the mediator particle, are radiated off a neutrino when it undergoes the charged-current weak interaction. The associated signals include a missing transverse momentum with respect to the incoming neutrino beam direction and the production of wrong-sign charged leptons. We demonstrate the potential leading role of the future DUNE experiment, using its proposed liquid and gas argon near detectors, in probing these new signals and the thermal origins of neutrinophilic dark matter.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  2. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Northwestern Univ., Evanston, 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:
1503343
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1503643
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1901.01259; FERMILAB-PUB-19-002-T
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; 1712377
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; SC0007859
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 99; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Kelly, Kevin J., and Zhang, Yue. Mononeutrino at DUNE: New signals from neutrinophilic thermal dark matter. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.99.055034.
Kelly, Kevin J., & Zhang, Yue. Mononeutrino at DUNE: New signals from neutrinophilic thermal dark matter. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.99.055034.
Kelly, Kevin J., and Zhang, Yue. Tue . "Mononeutrino at DUNE: New signals from neutrinophilic thermal dark matter". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.99.055034.
@article{osti_1503343,
title = {Mononeutrino at DUNE: New signals from neutrinophilic thermal dark matter},
author = {Kelly, Kevin J. and Zhang, Yue},
abstractNote = {We introduce the mono-neutrino signal at neutrino detectors as a smoking gun of sub-GeV scale dark matter candidates that mainly interact with standard model neutrinos. In a mono-neutrino process, invisible particles, either dark matter themselves or the mediator particle, are radiated off a neutrino when it undergoes the charged-current weak interaction. The associated signals include a missing transverse momentum with respect to the incoming neutrino beam direction and the production of wrong-sign charged leptons. We demonstrate the potential leading role of the future DUNE experiment, using its proposed liquid and gas argon near detectors, in probing these new signals and the thermal origins of neutrinophilic dark matter.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.99.055034},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 5,
volume = 99,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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