Search for Relativistic Magnetic Monopoles with the AMANDA-II Neutrino Telescope

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dc.rights.license Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) en_US
dc.contributor.author Santander, Marcos
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-03T21:06:23Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-03T21:06:23Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08-28
dc.identifier.citation Abbasi, R., et al. (2010): Search for Relativistic Magnetic Monopoles with the AMANDA-II Neutrino Telescope. The European Journal C, 69(3-4). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1411-6 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/5901
dc.description.abstract We present the search for Cherenkov signatures from relativistic magnetic monopoles in data taken with the AMANDA-II detector, a neutrino telescope deployed in the Antarctic ice cap at the Geographic South Pole. The non-observation of a monopole signal in data collected during the year 2000 improves present experimental limits on the flux of relativistic magnetic monopoles: Our flux limit varies between 3.8×10⁻¹⁷ cm⁻² s⁻¹ sr⁻¹(for monopoles moving at the vacuum speed of light) and 8.8×10⁻¹⁶ cm⁻² s⁻¹ sr⁻¹ (for monopoles moving at a speed β=v/c=0.76, just above the Cherenkov threshold in ice). These limits apply to monopoles that are energetic enough to penetrate the Earth and enter the detector from below the horizon. The limit obtained for monopoles reaching the detector from above the horizon is less stringent by roughly an order of magnitude, due to the much larger background from down-going atmospheric muons. This looser limit is however valid for a larger class of magnetic monopoles, since the monopoles are not required to pass through the Earth. en_US
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dc.language English en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Zenith Angle en_US
dc.subject Light Yield en_US
dc.subject Magnetic Monopole en_US
dc.subject Initial Kinetic Energy en_US
dc.subject Lorentz Boost en_US
dc.title Search for Relativistic Magnetic Monopoles with the AMANDA-II Neutrino Telescope en_US


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