Search for magnetic monopoles and stable particles with high electric charges in 8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector

Barton, Adam Edward and Beattie, Michael and Borissov, Guennadi and Bouhova-Thacker, Evelina Vassileva and Dearnaley, William and Fox, Harald and Grimm, Kathryn Ann Tschann and Henderson, Robert Charles William and Hughes, Gareth and Jones, Roger William Lewis and Kartvelishvili, Vakhtang and Long, Robin Eamonn and Love, Peter Allan and Maddocks, Harvey and Skinner, Malcolm and Smizanska, Maria and Walder, James William and Wharton, Andy (2016) Search for magnetic monopoles and stable particles with high electric charges in 8 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector. Physical Review D, 93 (5). ISSN 1550-7998

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Abstract

A search for highly ionizing particles produced in proton-proton collisions at 8 TeV center-of-mass energy is performed by the ATLAS Collaboration at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. The data set used corresponds to an integrated luminosity of 7.0  fb−1. A customized trigger significantly increases the sensitivity, permitting a search for such particles with charges and energies beyond what was previously accessible. No events were found in the signal region, leading to production cross section upper limits in the mass range 200–2500 GeV for magnetic monopoles with magnetic charge in the range 0.5gD<|g|<2.0gD, where gD is the Dirac charge, and for stable particles with electric charge in the range 10<|z|<60. Model-dependent limits are presented in given pair-production scenarios, and model-independent limits are presented in fiducial regions of particle energy and pseudorapidity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review D
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 79307
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 29 Apr 2016 15:08
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2019 06:48
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/79307

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