The Search for Dark Photons at the SeaQuest E906 Experiment

  • April 17, 2017, 2:00 pm US/Central
  • Arun Tadepalli, Rutgers

The SeaQuest E906 experiment is a fixed target Drell-Yan experiment which is aimed at studying the anti-quark distributions in the nucleon and nuclei. 120 GeV protons from the Main Injector at Fermilab could also be used to search for massive dark gauge bosons or dark photons that could be generated when a proton beam dump interacts with a 5m long Fe beam dump. SeaQuest takes advantage of Proton Bremsstrahlung and \eta decay processes to search for dark photons that could provide a portal into the dark sector. Exclusion limit projections for SeaQuest and future prospects for the experiment will be discussed in the talk.