Journal Article Atomki anomaly and dark matter in a radiative seesaw model with gauged B : L symmetry

Seto, Osamu  ,  Shimomura, Takashi

95 ( 9 )  , pp.095032-1 - 095032-9 , 2017-05-31 , American Physical Society
Motivated by recently reported anomalies in a decay of an excited state of beryllium by the Atomki Collaboration, we study a radiative seesaw model with gauged B - L symmetry and a Z(2) parity. Assuming that the anomalies originate from the decay of the B - L gauge boson followed by the nuclear decay, the mass of the lightest right-handed neutrino or the dark matter candidate can be determined below 10 GeV. We show that for this mass range, the model can explain the anomalies in the beryllium decay and the relic dark matter abundance consistent with neutrino masses. We also predict its spin-independent cross section in direct detection experiments for this mass range.

Number of accesses :  

Other information