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Search for an invisibly decaying $$Z^{prime}$$ boson at Belle II in $$e^+ e^- to mu^+ mu^- (e^{pm} mu^{mp})$$ plus missing energy final states

Adachi, Ichiro*; Tanida, Kiyoshi; Belle II Collaboration*; 358 of others*

Theories beyond the standard model often predict the existence of an additional neutral boson, the $$Z^{prime}$$. Using data collected by the Belle II experiment during 2018 at the SuperKEKB collider, we perform the first searches for the invisible decay of a $$Z^{prime}$$ in the process $$e^+ e^- to mu^+ mu^- Z^{prime}$$ and of a lepton-flavor-violating $$Z^{prime}$$ in $$e^+ e^- to e^{pm} mu^{mp} Z^{prime}$$. We do not find any excess of events and set 90% credibility level upper limits on the cross sections of these processes. We translate the former, in the framework of an $$L_{mu}-L_{tau}$$ theory, into upper limits on the $$Z^{prime}$$ coupling constant at the level of $$5 times 10^{-2}$$ - $$1$$ for $$M_{Z^prime}leq 6$$ GeV/$$c^2$$.



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