Search for exotic particles at the NA62 experiment

NA62 Collaboration

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The NA62 experiment at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) is currently taking data to measure the ultra-rare decay K + → π + νν¯. The high-intensity setup, trigger flexibility, detector performance and high-efficiency vetoes make NA62 also suitable for direct searches of long-lived, beyond-the-Standard-Model particles, such as Heavy Neutral Leptons (HNLs), Axion-Like Particles (ALPs) and Dark Photons (DPs); moreover, many rare and forbidden decays are studied at NA62. The status of all these searches is reviewed, together with prospects for future data taking at NA62 after the CERN Long Shutdown 2 (LS2).

Original languageEnglish
Article number119
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2018


  • Axion-like Particle
  • Dark Photon
  • Exotic processes
  • Heavy Neutral Lepton
  • Rare decays

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