Neutrino-electron scattering: general constraints on Z and dark photon models

  • Manfred Lindner
  • Farinaldo S. Queiroz
  • Werner Rodejohann
  • Xun-Jie Xu
Open Access
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We study the framework of U(1) X models with kinetic mixing and/or mass mixing terms. We give general and exact analytic formulas of fermion gauge interactions and the cross sections of neutrino-electron scattering in such models. Then we derive limits on a variety of U(1) X models that induce new physics contributions to neutrino-electron scattering, taking into account interference between the new physics and Standard Model contributions. Data from TEXONO, CHARM-II and GEMMA are analyzed and shown to be complementary to each other to provide the most restrictive bounds on masses of the new vector bosons. In particular, we demonstrate the validity of our results to dark photon-like as well as light Z models.


Beyond Standard Model Gauge Symmetry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Lindner
    • 1
  • Farinaldo S. Queiroz
    • 2
  • Werner Rodejohann
    • 1
  • Xun-Jie Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für KernphysikHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.International Institute of PhysicsFederal University of Rio Grande do NorteNatal-RNBrazil

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