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Protophobic Fifth-Force Interpretation of the Observed Anomaly inBe8Nuclear Transitions

Feng, Jonathan L.; Fornal, Bartosz; Galon, Iftah; Gardner, Susan; Smolinsky, Jordan; Tait, Tim M. P; Tanedo, Philip


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{
  "DOI": "10.1103/physrevlett.117.071803", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Feng, Jonathan L."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Fornal, Bartosz"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Galon, Iftah"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Gardner, Susan"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Smolinsky, Jordan"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Tait, Tim M.\u2009P"
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Tanedo, Philip"
    }
  ], 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2016, 
        8, 
        11
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "Recently a 6.8\u03c3 anomaly has been reported in the opening angle and invariant mass distributions of e+e- pairs produced in Be8 nuclear transitions. The data are explained by a 17 MeV vector gauge boson X that is produced in the decay of an excited state to the ground state, Be*8\u2192Be8\u2009X, and then decays through X\u2192e+e-. The X boson mediates a fifth force with a characteristic range of 12 fm and has millicharged couplings to up and down quarks and electrons, and a proton coupling that is suppressed relative to neutrons. The protophobic X boson may also alleviate the current 3.6\u03c3 discrepancy between the predicted and measured values of the muon's anomalous magnetic moment.", 
  "title": "Protophobic Fifth-Force Interpretation of the Observed Anomaly inBe8Nuclear Transitions", 
  "type": "article", 
  "id": "1059042"
}
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