Search for heavy pointlike dirac monopoles

D0 Collaboration

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Abstract

We have searched for central production of a pair of photons with high transverse energies in pp̄ collisions at √s=1.8 TeV using 70pb-1 of data collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron in 1994-1996. If they exist virtual heavy pointlike Dirac monopoles could rescatter pairs of nearly real photons into this final state via a box diagram. We observe no excess of events above background and set lower 95% C.L. limits of 610 870 or 1580 GeV/c2 on the mass of a spin 0 1/2 or 1 Dirac monopole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)524-529
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume81
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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