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Title: Proposal to Search for Magnetically Charged Particles with Magnetic Charge 1e

A model for composite elementary Standard Model (SM) particles based upon magnetically bound vorton pairs, we briefly introduce here, predicts the existence of a complete family of magnetically charged particles, as well as their neutral isotopic partners (all counterparts to the SM elementary particles), in which the lowest mass (charged) particle would be an electrically neutral stable lepton, but which carries a magnetic charge equivalent to 1e. This new particle, which we call a magneticon (a counterpart to the electron) would be pair produced at all e +e - colliders at an E cm above twice its mass. In addition, PP and PPbar colliders should also be able to produce these new particles through the Drell-Yan process. To our knowledge, no monopole search experiment has been sensitive to such a low-charged magnetic monopole above a particle mass of about 5 GeV/c 2. Hence, we propose that a search for such a stable particle of magnetic charge 1e should be undertaken. We have taken the ATLAS detector at the LHC as an example in which this search might be done. To this end, we modeled the magnetic fields and muon trigger chambers of this detector. We show results from a simplemore » Monte Carlo simulation program to indicate how these particles might look in the detector and describe how one might search for these new particles in the ATLAS data stream.« less
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  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
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SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
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magnetic monopole; ATLAS; LHC; compositeness; ATLAS trigger; Vorton; Drell-Yan; magneticon; HEPPH