Search for Dark Photons with Accelerators
Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 55099 Mainz, Germany
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Published online: 26 November 2014
A dark photon as the mediator of an interaction of the dark sector is a well motivated extension of the standard model. While possible dark matter particles are heavy and seem to be beyond the reach of current accelerators, the dark photon is not necessarily heavy and might have a mass in the range of existing accelerators. In recent years, an extensive experimental program at several accelerators for the search for dark photons were established. In this talk, recent results and progress in the determination of exclusion limits with accelerators is presented.
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