An underground search for anomalous slow penetrating particles

Kiyotomo Kawagoe, T. Mashimo, S. Nakamura, M. Nozaki, S. Orito

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Abstract

We have searched for anomalous slow or highly ionizing particles by measuring the dE/dx and the time of flight of penetrating cosmic rays using a telescope of plastic scintillators placed underground. No evidence was found for anomalous particles, since it resulted a, flux limit (90% confidence level) of about 6.10-13 cm-2 sr-1 s-1 for magnetic monopoles in the velocity range 5.10-4 < β < 1. Similar flux limit was also obtained for slow charged particles with integer or fractional charges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-319
Number of pages5
JournalLettere Al Nuovo Cimento Series 2
Volume41
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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corpuscular radiation
magnetic monopoles
scintillation counters
integers
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cosmic rays
charged particles
plastics
telescopes

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An underground search for anomalous slow penetrating particles. / Kawagoe, Kiyotomo; Mashimo, T.; Nakamura, S.; Nozaki, M.; Orito, S.

In: Lettere Al Nuovo Cimento Series 2, Vol. 41, No. 9, 01.10.1984, p. 315-319.

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Kawagoe, Kiyotomo ; Mashimo, T. ; Nakamura, S. ; Nozaki, M. ; Orito, S. / An underground search for anomalous slow penetrating particles. In: Lettere Al Nuovo Cimento Series 2. 1984 ; Vol. 41, No. 9. pp. 315-319.
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