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Title: Search for Magnetic Monopoles in Lunar Material Using an Electromagnetic Detector

Abstract

Here our search for magnetic monopoles in lunar materials has been concluded with the exploration of an additional 11.5 kg of material returned by the Apollo 11, 12, and 14 missions, using a modified version of our electromagnetic detector. Again, no magnetic monopole was detected. Combining these results with the results of our previous experiment, we set an upper limit of 1.7×10–4 monopoles/g for the density of isolated monopoles in the lunar surface and improve our upper limits set for the monopole flux in cosmic rays and for monopole pair-production cross section.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  2. Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1442856
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-1249
Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821; PRVDAQ; TRN: US1900940
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Ross, Ronald R., Eberhard, Philippe H., Alvarez, Luis W., and Watt, Robert D. Search for Magnetic Monopoles in Lunar Material Using an Electromagnetic Detector. United States: N. p., 1973. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.8.698.
Ross, Ronald R., Eberhard, Philippe H., Alvarez, Luis W., & Watt, Robert D. Search for Magnetic Monopoles in Lunar Material Using an Electromagnetic Detector. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.8.698.
Ross, Ronald R., Eberhard, Philippe H., Alvarez, Luis W., and Watt, Robert D. Wed . "Search for Magnetic Monopoles in Lunar Material Using an Electromagnetic Detector". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.8.698. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1442856.
@article{osti_1442856,
title = {Search for Magnetic Monopoles in Lunar Material Using an Electromagnetic Detector},
author = {Ross, Ronald R. and Eberhard, Philippe H. and Alvarez, Luis W. and Watt, Robert D.},
abstractNote = {Here our search for magnetic monopoles in lunar materials has been concluded with the exploration of an additional 11.5 kg of material returned by the Apollo 11, 12, and 14 missions, using a modified version of our electromagnetic detector. Again, no magnetic monopole was detected. Combining these results with the results of our previous experiment, we set an upper limit of 1.7×10–4 monopoles/g for the density of isolated monopoles in the lunar surface and improve our upper limits set for the monopole flux in cosmic rays and for monopole pair-production cross section.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.8.698},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 3,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {1973},
month = {8}
}

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