The Beam Dump eXperiment at Jefferson Lab.

Marsicano L.

I - Fisica nucleare e subnucleare
Aula 32C-3 - Giovedì 20 h 09:00 - 13:00
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The Beam Dump eXperiment (BDX), proposed at Jefferson Lab (JLab), will search for Light Dark Matter (LDM) particles in the Dark Photon scenario. In this model, the LDM interacts with the Standard Model via a new massive vector boson (Dark Photon or A'). The experiment uses the CEBAF (Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility) 11 GeV electron beam impinging on the JLab Hall-A beam-dump, to produce a beam of LDM particles, detected by a $\sim $ m${}^{3}$ detector placed $\sim 20$ m downstream. Receiving $10^{22}$ electrons on target in 285 days, the BDX will exceed the discovery potential of all existing experiments in the MeV-GeV LDM mass range.

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