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Searching for BSM neutrino interactions in dark matter detectors

  • Jonathan M. Link
  • Xun-Jie XuEmail author
Open Access
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

Abstract

Neutrino interactions beyond the Standard Model (BSM) are theoretically well motivated and have an important impact on the future precision measurement of neutrino oscillation. In this work, we study the sensitivity of a multi-ton-scale liquid Xenon dark matter detector equipped with an intense radioactive neutrino source to various BSM neutrino-electron interactions. We consider the conventional Non-Standard Interactions (NSIs), other more generalized four-fermion interactions including scalar and tensor forms, and light-boson mediated interactions. The work shows that with realistic experimental setups, one can achieve unprecedented sensitivity to these BSM neutrino-electron interactions.

Keywords

Beyond Standard Model Neutrino Physics 

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Neutrino Physics, Physics DepartmentVirginia TechBlacksburgU.S.A.
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany

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