Regular Article - Experimental Physics
Prospects on searches for baryonic Dark Matter produced in -hadron decays at LHCb
Instituto Galego de Física de Altas Enerxías (IGFAE), Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15782, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2 European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland
Accepted: 19 October 2021
Published online: 2 November 2021
A model that can simultaneously explain Dark Matter relic density and the apparent matter anti-matter imbalance of the universe has been recently proposed. The model requires b-hadron branching fractions to Dark Matter at the per mille level. The b-hadrons decay to a dark sector baryon, , which has a mass in the region . In this paper, we discuss the sensitivity of the LHCb experiment to search for this dark baryon, covering different types of topology and giving prospects for Runs 3 and 4 of the LHC, as well as for the proposed Upgrade II. We show that the LHCb experiment can cover the entire mass range of the hypothetical dark baryon.
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