Monopole-flux and proton-decay limits from the Soudan 1 detector

J. Bartelt, H. Courant, K. Heller, T. Joyce, M. Marshak, E. Peterson, K. Ruddick, M. Shupe, D. S. Ayres, J. W. Dawson, T. H. Fields, E. N. May, L. E. Price

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Abstract

Final results are presented from the search for magnetic monopoles and nucleon decay in the Soudan 1 detector, a 31.4-metric-ton tracking calorimeter located underground at a depth of 590 m. A detailed description of the detector is given. The possible existence of monopole catalysis of nucleon decay has been systematically incorporated into the analysis. During a live time of 1.0 yr, no candidates for grand-unified magnetic monopoles were observed, leading to 90%-confidence-level flux limits near 10-13 cm2 sec sr.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1990-2000
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume36
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

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Bartelt, J., Courant, H., Heller, K., Joyce, T., Marshak, M., Peterson, E., Ruddick, K., Shupe, M., Ayres, D. S., Dawson, J. W., Fields, T. H., May, E. N., & Price, L. E. (1987). Monopole-flux and proton-decay limits from the Soudan 1 detector. Physical Review D, 36(7), 1990-2000. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.36.1990