Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Search for invisible dark photon in scattering at future lepton colliders
Department of Physics, Sivas Cumhuriyet University, 58140, Sivas, Turkey
2 Division of Theoretical Physics, A.A. Logunov Institute for High Energy Physics, NRC “Kurchatov Institute”, 142281, Protvino, Russia
Accepted: 26 June 2022
Published online: 6 July 2022
For the first time, the production of a massive dark photon (DP) in the scattering at the future lepton colliders ILC, CLIC, and CEPC is examined. The invisible decay mode of the DP is addressed. We have studied both the unpolarized scattering and the collision of the Compton backscattered photons with the polarized electron. The missing energy distributions are shown. We have considered the wide range 1–1000 GeV of the DP mass . The excluded regions at the 95% CL in the plane , where is the kinetic mixing parameter, are obtained. In particular, in the low mass region, 1–10 GeV our bounds for the 90 GeV CEPC are several times stronger than experimental limits obtained by the BaBar collaboration. For the polarized scattering, the excluded bounds for all three colliders are approximately 20% stronger as compared with the unpolarized case.
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