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Title: Searches for decays of new particles in the DUNE Multi-Purpose near Detector

Abstract

One proposed component of the upcoming Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) near detector complex is a multi-purpose, magnetized, gaseous argon time projection chamber: the Multi-Purpose Detector (MPD). We explore the new-physics potential of the MPD, focusing on scenarios in which the MPD is significantly more sensitive to new physics than a liquid argon detector, specifically searches for semi-long-lived particles that are produced in/near the beam target and decay in the MPD. The specific physics possibilities studied are searches for dark vector bosons mixing kinetically with the Standard Model hypercharge group, leptophilic vector bosons, dark scalars mixing with the Standard Model Higgs boson, and heavy neutral leptons that mix with the Standard Model neutrinos. We demonstrate that the MPD can extend existing bounds in most of these scenarios. We illustrate how the ability of the MPD to measure the momentum and charge of the final state particles leads to these bounds.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [3]
  1. Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA (United States); Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States); Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, 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); National Science Foundation (NSF); Heising-Simons Foundation
OSTI Identifier:
1592148
Report Number(s):
[arXiv:1912.07622; FERMILAB-PUB-19-607-ND-T; NUHEP-TH/19-16]
[Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479; oai:inspirehep.net:1771355]
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-07CH11359; SC0018327; SC0020262; PHY-1630782; 2017-228; SC0010143]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
[Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2020; Journal Issue: 2]; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Beyond Standard Model; Neutrino Physics

Citation Formats

Berryman, Jeffrey M., de Gouvea, Andre, Fox, Patrick J., Kayser, Boris Jules, Kelly, Kevin James, and Raaf, Jennifer Lynne. Searches for decays of new particles in the DUNE Multi-Purpose near Detector. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1007/JHEP02(2020)174.
Berryman, Jeffrey M., de Gouvea, Andre, Fox, Patrick J., Kayser, Boris Jules, Kelly, Kevin James, & Raaf, Jennifer Lynne. Searches for decays of new particles in the DUNE Multi-Purpose near Detector. United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP02(2020)174.
Berryman, Jeffrey M., de Gouvea, Andre, Fox, Patrick J., Kayser, Boris Jules, Kelly, Kevin James, and Raaf, Jennifer Lynne. Thu . "Searches for decays of new particles in the DUNE Multi-Purpose near Detector". United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP02(2020)174. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1592148.
@article{osti_1592148,
title = {Searches for decays of new particles in the DUNE Multi-Purpose near Detector},
author = {Berryman, Jeffrey M. and de Gouvea, Andre and Fox, Patrick J. and Kayser, Boris Jules and Kelly, Kevin James and Raaf, Jennifer Lynne},
abstractNote = {One proposed component of the upcoming Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) near detector complex is a multi-purpose, magnetized, gaseous argon time projection chamber: the Multi-Purpose Detector (MPD). We explore the new-physics potential of the MPD, focusing on scenarios in which the MPD is significantly more sensitive to new physics than a liquid argon detector, specifically searches for semi-long-lived particles that are produced in/near the beam target and decay in the MPD. The specific physics possibilities studied are searches for dark vector bosons mixing kinetically with the Standard Model hypercharge group, leptophilic vector bosons, dark scalars mixing with the Standard Model Higgs boson, and heavy neutral leptons that mix with the Standard Model neutrinos. We demonstrate that the MPD can extend existing bounds in most of these scenarios. We illustrate how the ability of the MPD to measure the momentum and charge of the final state particles leads to these bounds.},
doi = {10.1007/JHEP02(2020)174},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = [2],
volume = [2020],
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {2}
}

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