Dark Matter Interpretation of the Neutron Decay Anomaly

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Fornal, B ; Grinstein, B (2018)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Journal: (issn: 1079-7114)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.191801
  • Subject: Nuclear Theory | High Energy Physics - Phenomenology | hep-ph | nucl-th | nucl-ex | Nuclear Experiment
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics

There is a long-standing discrepancy between the neutron lifetime measured in beam and bottle experiments. We propose to explain this anomaly by a dark decay channel for the neutron, involving one or more dark sector particles in the final state. If any of these particl... View more
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