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Double-Hit Signature of Millicharged Particles in 3D segmented neutrino detector

Authors
  • Gorbunov, Dmitry
  • Krasnov, Igor
  • Kudenko, Yury
  • Suvorov, Sergey
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Sep 30, 2021
Submission Date
Mar 22, 2021
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2021.136641
Source
arXiv
License
Green
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Abstract

We calculate the production of hypothetical millicharged particles (MCPs) of sub-GeV masses by the J-PARC proton beam in the framework of T2K and future T2HK neutrino oscillation experiments. Concentrating on the region of model parameter space, where an MCP can hit the near neutrino detector twice, we adopt this background-free signature to estimate the sensitivity of T2K and T2HK experiments to MCPs. We find that a previously inaccessible in direct searches region of charges 5$\times$$10^{-4}$-$10^{-2}$ $e$ for MCP masses 0.1-0.5 GeV can be probed.

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