Search for nuclearites using the MACRO detector Academic Article uri icon


  • A negative search using 1/12 of the eventual MACRO detector has yielded nuclearite flux limits of 1.1×10-14 cm-2 sr-1 s-1 for 10-100.1 g. We have modified the formula of De Rújula and Glashow for the light yield of nuclearites to include the uv light absorbed and reemitted in the visible region, and proved that the MACRO sensitivity extends almost to the escape velocity of the Earth. Our flux limit, therefore, can be used to address nuclearites that are possibly trapped in the solar system. © 1992 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Ahlen, S., Ambrosio, M., Antolini, R., Auriemma, G., Baker, R., Baldini, A., ... Worstell, W.

publication date

  • January 1, 1992 11:11 AM