https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.107.092001

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A new mechanism has been proposed to simultaneously explain the presence of dark matter and the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the Universe. This scenario predicts exotic B-meson decays into a baryon and a dark-sector antibaryon (ψD) with branching fractions accessible at B factories. We present a search for B→ΛψD decays using data collected by the BABAR experiment at SLAC. This reaction is identified by fully reconstructing the accompanying B meson and requiring the presence of a single Λ baryon in the remaining particles. No significant signal is observed, and bounds on the B→ΛψD branching fraction are derived in the range 0.13–5.2×10−5 for 1.0 < m ψ D < 4.2 GeV/c2. These results set strong constraints on the parameter space allowed by the theory.

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https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.107.092001

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Lees, J. P., Poireau, V., Tisserand, V., Grauges, E., Palano, A., Eigen, G., Brown, D. N., Kolomensky, Yu. G., Fritsch, M., Koch, H., Cheaib, R., Hearty, C., Mattison, T. S., McKenna, J. A., So, R. Y., Blinov, V. E., Buzykaev, A. R., Druzhinin, V. P., Kozyrev, E. A., … Wu, S. L. (2023b). Search for Search for B Mesogenesis at BaBar.Physical Review D, 107(9). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevd.107.092001

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