Dark Forces at KLOE/KLOE-2
1 Dipartimento di Fisica e di Scienze della Terra, Università di Messina, F.S. D’Alcontres, 98166 S. Agata-Messina, Italy
2 INFN-Sezione Catania, I-95123, Catania, Italy
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Published online: 6 May 2014
Searches for dark matter particles in the GeV mass range and for dark forces are strongly motivated by the numerous striking astrophysical observations recently reported by many experiments.
Flavor factories, like the Frascati Φ-factory DAΦNE, are particularly suited to search for the light gauge vector boson, called U boson, which is thought to mediate an unknown interaction between hypothetical dark matter particles.
By using the KLOE detector, limits on U boson coupling factor ε2 of the order of 10−5 ÷ 10−7 have been set through the study of the ϕ Dalitz decay, the Higgsstrahlung process and Uγ events. New experiments with the upgraded KLOE detector and the increased luminosity of DAΦNE are expected to improve the already set upper limits by a factor of two or better.
The KLOE/KLOE-2 Collaborations: D. Babusci, I. Balwierz-Pytko, G. Bencivenni, C. Bloise, F. Bossi, P. Branchini, A. Budano, L. Caldeira Balkeståhl, G. Capon, F. Ceradini, P. Ciambrone, F. Curciarello, E. Czerwiński, E. Danè, V. De Leo, E. De Lucia, G. De Robertis, A. De Santis, P. De Simone, A. Di Cicco, A. Di Domenico, C. Di Donato, R. Di Salvo, D. Domenici, O. Erriquez, G. Fanizzi, A. Fantini, G. Felici, S. Fiore, P. Franzini, A. Gajos, P. Gauzzi, G. Giardina, S. Giovannella, E. Graziani, F. Happacher, L. Heijkenskjöld, B. Höistad, M. Jacewicz, T. Johansson, K. Kacprzak, D. Kamińska, A. Kupsc, J. Lee-Franzini, F. Loddo, S. Loffredo, G. Mandaglio, M. Martemianov, M. Martini, M. Mascolo, R. Messi, S. Miscetti, G. Morello, D. Moricciani, P. Moskal, F. Nguyen, A. Palladino, A. Passeri, V. Patera, I. Prado Longhi, A. Ranieri, P. Santangelo, I. Sarra, M. Schioppa, B. Sciascia, M. Silarski, C. Taccini, L. Tortora, G. Venanzoni, W. Wiślicki, M. Wolke, J. Zdebik
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