Elastic scattering signals of solar neutrinos with enhanced baryonic currents

Maxim Pospelov, Josef Pradler

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The coupling of the baryonic current to new neutrino states ν b with strength in excess of the weak interactions is a viable extension of the standard model. We analyze the signature of ν b appearance in the solar neutrino flux that gives rise to an elastic scattering signal in dark matter direct detection and in solar neutrino experiments. This paper lays out an in-depth study of ν b detection prospects for current and future underground rare event searches. We scrutinize the model as a possible explanation for the reported anomalies from DAMA, CoGeNT, and CRESST-II and confront it with constraints from other null experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number113016
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 26 2012
Externally publishedYes


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