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Type: Artigo
Title: Search For Ultrarelativistic Magnetic Monopoles With The Pierre Auger Observatory
Search for ultrarelativistic magnetic monopoles with the Pierre Auger observatory
Author: Aab, A.
Abreu, P.
Aglietta, M.
Al Samarai, I.
Albuquerque, I. F. M.
Allekotte, I.
Almela, A.
Castillo, J. A.
Alvarez-Muniz, J.
Ambrosio, M.
Anastasi, G. A.
Anchordoqui, L.
Andrada, B.
Andringa, S.
Aramo, C.
Arqueros, F.
Arsene, N.
Asorey, H.
Assis, P.
Aublin, J.
Avila, G.
Badescu, A. M.
Balaceanu, A.
Luz, R. J. B.
Baus, C.
Beatty, J. J.
Becker, K. H.
Bellido, J. A.
Berat, C.
Bertaina, E.
Bertou, X.
Biermann, P. L.
Billoir, P.
Biteau, J.
Blaess, S. G.
Blanco, A.
Blazek, J.
Bleve, C.
Bohacova, M.
Boncioli, D.
Bonifazi, C.
Borodai, N.
Botti, A. M.
Brack, J.
Brancus, I.
Bretz, T.
Bridgeman, A.
Briechle, F. L.
Buchholz, P.
Bueno, A.
Buitink, S.
Buscemi, M.
Caballero-Mora, K. S.
Caccianiga, L.
Cancio, A.
Canfora, F.
Caramete, L.
Caruso, R.
Castellina, A.
Cataldi, G.
Cazon, L.
Cester, R.
Chavez, A. G.
Chinellato, J. A.
Chudoba, J.
Clay, R. W.
Colalillo, R.
Coleman, A.
Collica, L.
Coluccia, M. R.
Conceicao, R.
Contreras, F.
Cooper, M. J.
Coutu, S.
Covault, C. E.
Cronin, J.
D'Amico, S.
Daniel, B.
Dasso, S.
Daumiller, K.
Dawson, B. R.
de Almeida, R. M.
de Jong, S. J.
De Mauro, G.
Neto, J.
De Mitri, I.
De Oliveira, J.
de Souza, V.
Debatin, J.
Deligny, O.
Di Giulio, C.
Di Matteo, A.
Castro, M. L. D.
Diogo, F.
Dobrigkeit, C.
D'Olivo, J. C.
Dorofeev, A.
dos Anjos, R. C.
Dova, M. T.
Dundovic, A.
Ebr, J.
Engel, R.
Erdmann, M.
Erfani, M.
Escobar, C. O.
Espadanal, J.
Etchegoyen, A.
Falcke, H.
Fang, K.
Farrar, G.
Fauth, A. C.
Fazzini, N.
Fick, B.
Figueira, J. M.
Filipcic, A.
Fratu, O.
Freire, M. M.
Fujii, T.
Fuster, A.
Gaior, R.
Garcia, B.
Garcia-Pinto, D.
Gate, F.
Gemmeke, H.
Gherghel-Lascu, A.
Ghia, P. L.
Giaccari, U.
Giammarchi, M.
Giller, M.
Glas, D.
Glaser, C.
Glass, H.
Golup, G.
Berisso, M. G.
Vitale, P. F. G.
Gonzalez, N.
Gookin, B.
Gorgi, A.
Gorham, P.
Gouffon, P.
Grillo, A. F.
Grubb, T. D.
Guarino, F.
Guedes, G. P.
Hampel, M. R.
Hansen, P.
Harari, D.
Harrison, T. A.
Harton, J. L.
Hasankiadeh, Q.
Haungs, A.
Hebbeker, T.
Heck, D.
Heimann, P.
Herve, A. E.
Hill, G. C.
Hojvat, C.
Holt, E.
Homola, P.
Horandel, J. R.
Horvath, P.
Hrabovsky, M.
Huege, T.
Hulsman, J.
Insolia, A.
Isar, P. G.
Jandt, I.
Jansen, S.
Johnsen, J. A.
Josebachuili, M.
Kaapa, A.
Kambeitz, O.
Kampert, K. H.
Kasper, P.
Katkov, I.
Keilhauer, B.
Kemp, E.
Kemp, J.
Kieckhafer, R. M.
Klages, H. O.
Kleifges, M.
Kleinfeller, J.
Krause, R.
Krohm, N.
Kuempel, D.
Mezek, G. K.
Kunka, N.
Awad, A. K.
LaHurd, D.
Lauscher, M.
Lebrun, P.
Legumina, R.
de Oliveira, M. A. L.
Letessier-Selvon, A.
Lhenry-Yvon, I.
Link, K.
Lopes, L.
Lopez, R.
Casado, A. L.
Luce, Q.
Lucero, A.
Malacari, M.
Mallamaci, M.
Mandat, D.
Mantsch, P.
Mariazzi, A. G.
Maris, I. C.
Marsella, G.
Martello, D.
Martinez, H.
Bravo, O. M.
Meza, J. J. M.
Mathes, H. J.
Mathys, S.
Matthews, J.
Matthews, J. A. J.
Matthiae, G.
Mayotte, E.
Mazur, P. O.
Medina, C.
Medina-Tanco, G.
Melo, D.
Menshikov, A.
Messina, S.
Micheletti, M. I.
Middendorf, L.
Minaya, I. A.
Miramonti, L.
Mitrica, B.
Mockler, D.
Molina-Bueno, L.
Mollerach, S.
Montanet, F.
Morello, C.
Mostafa, M.
Muller, G.
Muller, M. A.
Muller, S.
Naranjo, I.
Nellen, L.
Neuser, J.
Nguyen, P. H.
Niculescu-Oglinzanu, M.
Niechciol, M.
Niemietz, L.
Niggemann, T.
Nitz, D.
Nosek, D.
Novotny, V.
Nozka, H.
Nunez, L. A.
Ochilo, L.
Oikonomou, F.
Olinto, A.
Selmi-Dei, D. P.
Palatka, M.
Pallotta, J.
Papenbreer, P.
Parente, G.
Parra, A.
Paul, T.
Pech, M.
Pedreira, F.
Kala, J. P.
Pelayo, R.
Pena-Rodriguez, J.
Pereira, L. A. S.
Perrone, L.
Peters, C.
Petrera, S.
Phuntsok, J.
Piegaia, R.
Pierog, T.
Pieroni, P.
Pimenta, M.
Pirronello, V.
Platino, M.
Plum, M.
Porowski, C.
Prado, R. R.
Privitera, P.
Prouza, M.
Quel, E. J.
Querchfeld, S.
Quinn, S.
Ramos-Pollan, R.
Rautenberg, J.
Ravignani, D.
Reinert, D.
Revenu, B.
Ridky, J.
Risse, M.
Ristori, P.
Rizi, V.
de Carvalho, W. R.
Fernandez, G. R.
Rojo, J. R.
Rogozin, D.
Roth, M.
Roulet, E.
Rovero, A. C.
Saffi, S. J.
Saftoiu, A.
Salamida, F.
Salazar, H.
Saleh, A.
Greus, F. S.
Salina, G.
Gomez, J. D. S.
Sanchez, F.
Sanchez-Lucas, P.
Santos, E. M.
Santos, E.
Sarazin, F.
Sarkar, B.
Sarmento, R.
Sarmiento, C. A.
Sato, R.
Schauer, M.
Scherini, V.
Schieler, H.
Schimp, M.
Schmidt, D.
Scholten, O.
Schovanek, P.
Schroder, F. G.
Schulz, A.
Schulz, J.
Schumacher, J.
Sciutto, S. J.
Segreto, A.
Settimo, M.
Shadkam, A.
Shellard, R. C.
Sigl, G.
Silli, G.
Sima, O.
Smialkowski, A.
Smida, R.
Snow, G. R.
Sommers, P.
Sonntag, S.
Sorokin, J.
Squartini, R.
Stanca, D.
Stanic, S.
Stasielak, J.
Stassi, P.
Strafella, F.
Suarez, F.
Duran, M. S.
Sudholz, T.
Suomijarvi, T.
Supanitsky, A. D.
Swain, J.
Szadkowski, Z.
Taboada, A.
Taborda, O. A.
Tapia, A.
Theodoro, V. M.
Timmermans, C.
Peixoto, C. J. T.
Tomankova, L.
Tome, B.
Elipe, G. T.
Machado, D. T.
Torri, M.
Travnicek, P.
Trini, M.
Ulrich, R.
Unger, M.
Urban, M.
Galicia, J. F. V.
Valino, I.
Valore, L.
van Aar, G.
van Bodegom, P.
van den Berg, A. M.
van Vliet, A.
Varela, E.
Cardenas, B. V.
Varner, G.
Vazquez, J. R.
Vazquez, R. A.
Veberic, D.
Quispe, I. D. V.
Verzi, V.
Vicha, J.
Villasenor, L.
Vorobiov, S.
Wahlberg, H.
Wainberg, O.
Walz, D.
Watson, A. A.
Weber, M.
Weindl, A.
Wiencke, L.
Wilczynski, H.
Winchen, T.
Wittkowski, D.
Wundheiler, B.
Wykes, S.
Yang, L.
Yelos, D.
Yushkov, A.
Zas, E.
Zavrtanik, D.
Zavrtanik, M.
Zepeda, A.
Zimmermann, B.
Ziolkowski, M.
Zong, Z.
Zuccarello, F.
Abstract: We present a search for ultrarelativistic magnetic monopoles with the Pierre Auger observatory. Such particles, possibly a relic of phase transitions in the early Universe, would deposit a large amount of energy along their path through the atmosphere, comparable to that of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs). The air-shower profile of a magnetic monopole can be effectively distinguished by the fluorescence detector from that of standard UHECRs. No candidate was found in the data collected between 2004 and 2012, with an expected background of less than 0.1 event from UHECRs. The corresponding 90% confidence level (C.L.) upper limits on the flux of ultrarelativistic magnetic monopoles range from 10(-1)9 (cm(2) sr s)(-1) for a Lorentz factor gamma = 10(9) to 2.5 x 10(-21) (cm(2) sr s)(-1) for gamma = 10(12). These results-the first obtained with a UHECR detector-improve previously published limits by up to an order of magnitude.
We present a search for ultrarelativistic magnetic monopoles with the Pierre Auger observatory. Such particles, possibly a relic of phase transitions in the early Universe, would deposit a large amount of energy along their path through the atmosphere, comparable to that of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs). The air-shower profile of a magnetic monopole can be effectively distinguished by the fluorescence detector from that of standard UHECRs. No candidate was found in the data collected between 2004 and 2012, with an expected background of less than 0.1 event from UHECRs. The corresponding 90% confidence level (C.L.) upper limits on the flux of ultrarelativistic magnetic monopoles range from 10(-1)9 (cm(2) sr s)(-1) for a Lorentz factor gamma = 10(9) to 2.5 x 10(-21) (cm(2) sr s)(-1) for gamma = 10(12). These results-the first obtained with a UHECR detector-improve previously published limits by up to an order of magnitude.
Subject: Fluorescence Yield
Energy-loss
Detector
Flux
Monopolos magnéticos, Matéria escura (Astronomia)
Country: Estados Unidos
Editor: American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review D. Amer Physical Soc, v. 94, p. , 2016.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.94.082002
Address: https://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevD.94.082002
Date Issue: 2016
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