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Title: Magnetic monopoles and free fractionally charged states at accelerators and in cosmic rays

Abstract

Unified theories of strong, weak and electromagnetic interactions which have electric charge quantization predict the existence of topologically stable magnetic monopoles. Intermediate scale monopoles are comparable with detection energies of cosmic ray monopoles at IceCube and other cosmic ray experiments. Magnetic monopoles in some models can be significantly lighter and carry two, three or possibly even higher quanta of the Dirac magnetic charge. They could be light enough for their effects to be detected at the LHC either directly or indirectly. An example based on a D-brane inspired SU(3) C × SU(3) L × SU(3) R (trinification) model with the monopole carrying three quanta of Dirac magnetic charge is presented. These theories also predict the existence of color singlet states with fractional electric charge which may be accessible at the LHC.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States)
  2. Ioannina Univ., Ioannina (Greece)
  3. Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Delware, Newark, DE (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1512471
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0013880
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Strings and branes phenomenology; Phenomenology of Field Theories in Higher Dimensions

Citation Formats

Kephart, Thomas W., Leontaris, George K., and Shafi, Qaisar. Magnetic monopoles and free fractionally charged states at accelerators and in cosmic rays. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1007/jhep10(2017)176.
Kephart, Thomas W., Leontaris, George K., & Shafi, Qaisar. Magnetic monopoles and free fractionally charged states at accelerators and in cosmic rays. United States. doi:10.1007/jhep10(2017)176.
Kephart, Thomas W., Leontaris, George K., and Shafi, Qaisar. Wed . "Magnetic monopoles and free fractionally charged states at accelerators and in cosmic rays". United States. doi:10.1007/jhep10(2017)176. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1512471.
@article{osti_1512471,
title = {Magnetic monopoles and free fractionally charged states at accelerators and in cosmic rays},
author = {Kephart, Thomas W. and Leontaris, George K. and Shafi, Qaisar},
abstractNote = {Unified theories of strong, weak and electromagnetic interactions which have electric charge quantization predict the existence of topologically stable magnetic monopoles. Intermediate scale monopoles are comparable with detection energies of cosmic ray monopoles at IceCube and other cosmic ray experiments. Magnetic monopoles in some models can be significantly lighter and carry two, three or possibly even higher quanta of the Dirac magnetic charge. They could be light enough for their effects to be detected at the LHC either directly or indirectly. An example based on a D-brane inspired SU(3) C × SU(3) L × SU(3) R (trinification) model with the monopole carrying three quanta of Dirac magnetic charge is presented. These theories also predict the existence of color singlet states with fractional electric charge which may be accessible at the LHC.},
doi = {10.1007/jhep10(2017)176},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = 10,
volume = 2017,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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