Department of Physics and Astronomy: Publications and Other Research


Date of this Version



arXiv:2206.14221v1 [hep-ph] 28 Jun 2022


Used by permission.


A new particle usually manifests itself as a single resonant peak located at its mass. We propose if the new particle mass is time-varying due to environmental effects, then its mass spectrum typically has a novel double-peak feature. A representative model is the kinetic mixing dark photon interacting with an ultralight complex scalar dark matter charged under U(1)'. We reanalyze the existing experiments, showing the constraints on such a model are drastically weakened than those on the traditional single-peak resonance model, due to the reduction of the luminosity exposure in each resonant mass bin. Consequently, for mass around tens of MeV, the muon gμ -2 solution from the kinetic mixing dark photon becomes viable again. The scenario can be further tested by reanalyzing the existing data with timing information included.

Included in

Physics Commons