Dark matter particle production in b → s transitions with missing energy

Chris Bird, Paul Jackson, Robert Kowalewski, Maxim Pospelov

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Abstract

The b → s transitions with missing energy in the final state, which could be an efficient probe of dark matter, was demonstrated. It was shown that the decay of B mesons to K(K*) and missing energy in the final state could be an efficient probe of dark matter models in this mass range. The minimal scalar dark model was also analyzed to show that the width of the decay mode with two dark matter scalars B → KSS might exceed the decay width in the standard model channel. It was found that the minimal scalar model of dark matter with the interaction mediated by the Higgs particle predicted observable rates for B+ → K + and missing energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number201803
Pages (from-to)201803-1-201803-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume93
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 12 2004
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank Misha Voloshin for valuable discussion. This research is supported in part by NSERC of Canada and PPARC U.K.

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