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Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2019:53 | Cite as

Annihilation signatures of neutron dark decay models in neutron oscillation and proton decay searches

  • Wai-Yee Keung
  • Danny Marfatia
  • Po-Yan TsengEmail author
Open Access
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

Abstract

We point out that two models that reconcile the neutron lifetime anomaly via dark decays of the neutron, also predict dark matter-neutron (\( \overline{\chi} \)n) annihilation that may be observable in neutron-antineutron oscillation and proton decay searches at Super-Kamiokande, Hyper-Kamiokande and DUNE. We study signatures of \( \overline{\chi} \)nγπ0 (or multi-π0) and \( \overline{\chi} \)nϕγπ0 (or ϕ+multi-π0), where ϕ is an almost massless boson in one of the two models.

Keywords

Beyond Standard Model 

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoU.S.A.
  2. 2.Physics Division, National Center for Theoretical SciencesHsinchuTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluU.S.A.
  4. 4.Kavli IPMU (WPI), UTIAS, The University of TokyoKashiwaJapan

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