Event Title

Dark Photons with Z’ Portal

Session Number

Project ID: PHYS 05

Advisor(s)

Dr. Peter Dong, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Discipline

Physical Science

Start Date

20-4-2022 10:25 AM

End Date

20-4-2022 10:40 AM

Abstract

We are working on the simulated generation of the dark photon with a Z’ portal. We currently have the generation of dark photons through a SUSY model, so to explore the behavior of other production channels in our search for dark photons, we are using the Z’ portal. With the Pythia 8.3 application, we are generating these particles using a Monte Carlo method. The production of dark photons starts with the collision of a quark and an antiquark coming from two different protons. The collision of the quarks produces a Z’, which then branches into two dark particles radiating dark photons. To search for the existence of this production we cannot detect the dark photon directly, so instead, we are searching for the signal that the dark photons decay to, which is more than two leptons.

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Dark Photons with Z’ Portal

We are working on the simulated generation of the dark photon with a Z’ portal. We currently have the generation of dark photons through a SUSY model, so to explore the behavior of other production channels in our search for dark photons, we are using the Z’ portal. With the Pythia 8.3 application, we are generating these particles using a Monte Carlo method. The production of dark photons starts with the collision of a quark and an antiquark coming from two different protons. The collision of the quarks produces a Z’, which then branches into two dark particles radiating dark photons. To search for the existence of this production we cannot detect the dark photon directly, so instead, we are searching for the signal that the dark photons decay to, which is more than two leptons.