Lepton pairs from a forbidden MO transition: Signaling an elusive light neutral boson?

A. Krasznahorkay, F. W.N. De Boer, M. Csatlós, L. Csige, Z. Gácsi, J. Gulyás, M. Hunyadi, T. J. Ketel, J. Van Klinken, A. Krasznahorkay, A. Vitéz

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Abstract

Electron-positron pairs have been observed in the 10.95 MeV 0- → 0+ decay in 16O. This magnetic monopole (MO) transition cannot proceed by γ-ray decay and is, to first order, forbidden for internal pair creation. However, the transition may also proceed by the emission of a light neutral 0- or 1+ boson, which might play a role in the current quest for light dark matter in the Universe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-244
Number of pages6
JournalActa Physica Polonica B
Volume37
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006
EventXXIX Mazurian Lakes Conference on Physics - Piaski, Poland
Duration: Aug 30 2005Sep 6 2005

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Krasznahorkay, A., De Boer, F. W. N., Csatlós, M., Csige, L., Gácsi, Z., Gulyás, J., Hunyadi, M., Ketel, T. J., Van Klinken, J., Krasznahorkay, A., & Vitéz, A. (2006). Lepton pairs from a forbidden MO transition: Signaling an elusive light neutral boson? Acta Physica Polonica B, 37(1), 239-244.