Searching for New Physics with DarkLight at the ARIEL Electron-Linac

E. Cline, R. Corliss, J. C. Bernauer, R. Alarcon, R. Baartman, S. Benson, J. Bessuille, D. Ciarniello, A. Christopher, A. Colon, W. Deconinck, K. Dehmelt, A. Deshpande, J. Dilling, D. H. Dongwi, P. Fisher, T. Gautam, M. Gericke, D. Hasell, M. HasinoffE. Ihloff, R. Johnston, R. Kanungo, J. Kelsey, O. Kester, M. Kohl, I. Korover, R. Laxdal, S. Lee, X. Li, C. Ma, A. Mahon, J. W. Martin, R. Milner, M. Moore, P. Moran, J. Nazeer, K. Pachal, T. Patel, T. Planche, M. Rathnayake, M. Suresh, C. Vidal, Y. Wang, S. Yen

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The search for a dark photon holds considerable interest in the physics community. Such a force carrier would begin to illuminate the dark sector. Many experiments have searched for such a particle, but so far it has proven elusive. In recent years the concept of a low mass dark photon has gained popularity in the physics community. Of particular recent interest is the 8Be and 4He anomaly, which could be explained by a new fifth force carrier with a mass of 17 MeV/c 2. The proposed Darklight experiment would search for this potential low mass force carrier at ARIEL in the 10-20 MeV/c 2 e+e- invariant mass range. This proceeding will focus on the experimental design and physics case of the Darklight experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012010
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event2022 Workshop on New Scientific Scientific Opportunities with the TRIUMF ARIEL e-linac, TRIUMF 2022 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: May 25 2021May 27 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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