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Title: Hidden photons in connection to dark matter

Light extra U(1) gauge bosons, so called hidden photons, which reside in a hidden sector have attracted much attention since they are a well motivated feature of many scenarios beyond the Standard Model and furthermore could mediate the interaction with hidden sector dark matter. We review limits on hidden photons from past electron beam dump experiments including two new limits from such experiments at KEK and Orsay. In addition, we study the possibility of having dark matter in the hidden sector. A simple toy model and different supersymmetric realisations are shown to provide viable dark matter candidates in the hidden sector that are in agreement with recent direct detection limits.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg (Germany)
  2. CPhT, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22280658
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1563; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Workshop to explore physics opportunities with intense, polarized electron beams at 50-300 MeV, Cambridge, MA (United States), 14-16 Mar 2013; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ELECTRON BEAMS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; PHOTONS; SENSITIVITY; STANDARD MODEL; SUPERSYMMETRY; U-1 GROUPS