Magnetic monopole search at high altitude with the SLIM experiment

Sant Longowal Institute of Eng. & Tech. Physics Dept. Longowal 148 106 India
European Physical Journal C (Impact Factor: 5.08). 04/2008; 55(1):57-63. DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-008-0597-3
Source: arXiv


The SLIM experiment was a large array of nuclear track detectors located at the Chacaltaya high altitude Laboratory (5230m
a.s.l.). The detector was in particular sensitive to intermediate mass magnetic monopoles, with masses 105GeV <MM< 1012GeV. From the analysis of the full detector exposed for more than 4 years a flux upper limit of 1.3×10-15cm-2 s-1 sr-1 for downgoing fast intermediate mass monopoles was established at the 90% C.L.

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