Dark Sector studies at Belle II: First results and prospects

Luigi Corona

13 September 2019
KAON 2019

Abstract: The Belle II experiment at the SuperKEKB energy-asymmetric e+e- collider is a substantial upgrade of the B factory facility at the Japanese KEK laboratory. The design luminosity of the machine is 8×10^35 cm−2s−1 and the Belle II experiment aims to record 50 ab−1 of data, a factor of 50 more than its predecessor. From February to July 2018, the machine has completed a commissioning run; regular operation of SuperKEKB has started in March 2019: the machine has achieved a peak luminosity of 10^34 cm−2s−1, and Belle II has recorded a data sample of about 7 fb−1. Already this early data set with specifically designed triggers offers the possibility to search for a large variety of dark sector particles in the GeV mass range complementary to LHC and dedicated low energy experiments; these searches will benefit from more data in the process of being accumulated. This talk will review the state of the dark sector searches at Belle II with a focus on the discovery potential of the early data, and show the first results.

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