Direct detection prospects of dark vectors with xenon-based dark matter experiments

Haipeng An, Kaixuan Ni, Maxim Pospelov, Josef Pradler, Adam Ritz

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Dark matter experiments primarily search for the scattering of WIMPs on target nuclei of well shielded underground detectors. The results from liquid scintillator experiments furthermore provide precise probes of very light and very weakly coupled particles that may be absorbed by electrons. In these proceedings we summarize previously obtained constraints on long-lived dark matter vector particles V (dark photons) in the 0.01-100 keV mass range. In addition, we provide a first projected sensitivity reach for the upcoming XENON1T dark matter search to detect dark photons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number397
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics, EPS-HEP 2015 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Jul 22 2015Jul 29 2015


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