Search for superheavy grand unified magnetic monopoles in cosmic rays Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • A search for superheavy grand unified magnetic monopoles has been performed utilizing a 7.3×7.3-m2 array of scintillation counters, sited underground at a depth of 1148 hg/cm2. This apparatus measures both the time of flight and specific ionization of particles passing through it and has a trigger which is sensitive to prompt as well as very slowly developing pulses from the detector. No monopole events were observed during 6700 h of live-time operation of this detector, yielding an upper limit on the flux of monopoles of 4.6×10-14 cm-2sr-1sec-1 (90% confidence level) in the velocity range 8.5×10-4c to 0.012c. © 1987 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Shepko, M. J., Gagliardi, C. A., Green, P. J., McIntyre, P. M., Meyer, T., Tribble, R. E., & Webb, R. C.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • May 1987