Search for relativistic magnetic monopoles with the ANTARES neutrino telescope

S. Adrián-Martínez, J. A. Aguilar, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. André, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, A. C. Assis Jesus, T. Astraatmadja, J. J. Aubert, B. Baret, S. Basa, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-Cabo, B. Bouhou & 134 others M. C. Bouwhuis, J. Brunner, J. Busto, F. Camarena, A. Capone, C. Cârloganu, G. Carminati, J. Carr, S. Cecchini, Z. Charif, Ph Charvis, T. Chiarusi, M. Circella, H. Costantini, P. Coyle, C. Curtil, M. P. Decowski, I. Dekeyser, A. Deschamps, C. Distefano, C. Donzaud, D. Dornic, Q. Dorosti, D. Drouhin, T. Eberl, U. Emanuele, A. Enzenhöfer, J. P. Ernenwein, S. Escoffier, P. Fermani, M. Ferri, V. Flaminio, F. Folger, U. Fritsch, J. L. Fuda, S. Galatà, P. Gay, G. Giacomelli, V. Giordano, J. P. Gómez-González, K. Graf, G. Guillard, G. Halladjian, G. Hallewell, H. Van Haren, J. Hartman, A. J. Heijboer, Y. Hello, J. J. Hernández-Rey, B. Herold, J. Hößl, C. C. Hsu, M. De Jong, M. Kadler, O. Kalekin, A. Kappes, U. Katz, O. Kavatsyuk, P. Kooijman, C. Kopper, A. Kouchner, I. Kreykenbohm, V. Kulikovskiy, R. Lahmann, P. Lamare, G. Larosa, D. Lattuada, D. Lefvre, G. Lim, D. Lo Presti, H. Loehner, S. Loucatos, S. Mangano, M. Marcelin, A. Margiotta, J. A. Martínez-Mora, A. Meli, T. Montaruli, M. Morganti, L. Moscoso, Holger Martin Motz, M. Neff, E. Nezri, D. Palioselitis, G. E. Pvla, K. Payet, P. Payre, J. Petrovic, P. Piattelli, N. Picot-Clemente, V. Popa, T. Pradier, E. Presani, C. Racca, C. Reed, G. Riccobene, C. Richardt, R. Richter, C. Rivire, A. Robert, K. Roensch, A. Rostovtsev, J. Ruiz-Rivas, M. Rujoiu, G. V. Russo, F. Salesa, P. Sapienza, F. Schöck, J. P. Schuller, F. Schüssler, T. Seitz, R. Shanidze, F. Simeone, A. Spies, M. Spurio, J. J M Steijger, Th Stolarczyk, A. Sánchez-Losa, M. Taiuti, C. Tamburini, S. Toscano, B. Vallage, V. Van Elewyck, G. Vannoni, M. Vecchi, P. Vernin, S. Wagner, G. Wijnker, J. Wilms, E. De Wolf, H. Yepes, D. Zaborov, J. D. Zornoza, J. Zúñiga

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Abstract

Magnetic monopoles are predicted in various unified gauge models and could be produced at intermediate mass scales. Their detection in a neutrino telescope is facilitated by the large amount of light emitted compared to that from muons. This paper reports on a search for upgoing relativistic magnetic monopoles with the ANTARES neutrino telescope using a data set of 116 days of live time taken from December 2007 to December 2008. The one observed event is consistent with the expected atmospheric neutrino and muon background, leading to a 90% C.L. upper limit on the monopole flux between 1.3 × 10 -17 and 8.9 × 10 -17 cm -2 s -1 sr -1 for monopoles with velocity β ≥ 0.625.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-640
Number of pages7
JournalAstroparticle Physics
Volume35
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • ANTARES
  • Magnetic monopole
  • Neutrino telescopes

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Adrián-Martínez, S., Aguilar, J. A., Al Samarai, I., Albert, A., André, M., Anghinolfi, M., ... Zúñiga, J. (2012). Search for relativistic magnetic monopoles with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. Astroparticle Physics, 35(10), 634-640. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2012.02.007

Search for relativistic magnetic monopoles with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. / Adrián-Martínez, S.; Aguilar, J. A.; Al Samarai, I.; Albert, A.; André, M.; Anghinolfi, M.; Anton, G.; Anvar, S.; Ardid, M.; Assis Jesus, A. C.; Astraatmadja, T.; Aubert, J. J.; Baret, B.; Basa, S.; Bertin, V.; Biagi, S.; Bigongiari, C.; Bogazzi, C.; Bou-Cabo, M.; Bouhou, B.; Bouwhuis, M. C.; Brunner, J.; Busto, J.; Camarena, F.; Capone, A.; Cârloganu, C.; Carminati, G.; Carr, J.; Cecchini, S.; Charif, Z.; Charvis, Ph; Chiarusi, T.; Circella, M.; Costantini, H.; Coyle, P.; Curtil, C.; Decowski, M. P.; Dekeyser, I.; Deschamps, A.; Distefano, C.; Donzaud, C.; Dornic, D.; Dorosti, Q.; Drouhin, D.; Eberl, T.; Emanuele, U.; Enzenhöfer, A.; Ernenwein, J. P.; Escoffier, S.; Fermani, P.; Ferri, M.; Flaminio, V.; Folger, F.; Fritsch, U.; Fuda, J. L.; Galatà, S.; Gay, P.; Giacomelli, G.; Giordano, V.; Gómez-González, J. P.; Graf, K.; Guillard, G.; Halladjian, G.; Hallewell, G.; Van Haren, H.; Hartman, J.; Heijboer, A. J.; Hello, Y.; Hernández-Rey, J. J.; Herold, B.; Hößl, J.; Hsu, C. C.; De Jong, M.; Kadler, M.; Kalekin, O.; Kappes, A.; Katz, U.; Kavatsyuk, O.; Kooijman, P.; Kopper, C.; Kouchner, A.; Kreykenbohm, I.; Kulikovskiy, V.; Lahmann, R.; Lamare, P.; Larosa, G.; Lattuada, D.; Lefvre, D.; Lim, G.; Lo Presti, D.; Loehner, H.; Loucatos, S.; Mangano, S.; Marcelin, M.; Margiotta, A.; Martínez-Mora, J. A.; Meli, A.; Montaruli, T.; Morganti, M.; Moscoso, L.; Motz, Holger Martin; Neff, M.; Nezri, E.; Palioselitis, D.; Pvla, G. E.; Payet, K.; Payre, P.; Petrovic, J.; Piattelli, P.; Picot-Clemente, N.; Popa, V.; Pradier, T.; Presani, E.; Racca, C.; Reed, C.; Riccobene, G.; Richardt, C.; Richter, R.; Rivire, C.; Robert, A.; Roensch, K.; Rostovtsev, A.; Ruiz-Rivas, J.; Rujoiu, M.; Russo, G. V.; Salesa, F.; Sapienza, P.; Schöck, F.; Schuller, J. P.; Schüssler, F.; Seitz, T.; Shanidze, R.; Simeone, F.; Spies, A.; Spurio, M.; Steijger, J. J M; Stolarczyk, Th; Sánchez-Losa, A.; Taiuti, M.; Tamburini, C.; Toscano, S.; Vallage, B.; Van Elewyck, V.; Vannoni, G.; Vecchi, M.; Vernin, P.; Wagner, S.; Wijnker, G.; Wilms, J.; De Wolf, E.; Yepes, H.; Zaborov, D.; Zornoza, J. D.; Zúñiga, J.

In: Astroparticle Physics, Vol. 35, No. 10, 05.2012, p. 634-640.

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Adrián-Martínez, S, Aguilar, JA, Al Samarai, I, Albert, A, André, M, Anghinolfi, M, Anton, G, Anvar, S, Ardid, M, Assis Jesus, AC, Astraatmadja, T, Aubert, JJ, Baret, B, Basa, S, Bertin, V, Biagi, S, Bigongiari, C, Bogazzi, C, Bou-Cabo, M, Bouhou, B, Bouwhuis, MC, Brunner, J, Busto, J, Camarena, F, Capone, A, Cârloganu, C, Carminati, G, Carr, J, Cecchini, S, Charif, Z, Charvis, P, Chiarusi, T, Circella, M, Costantini, H, Coyle, P, Curtil, C, Decowski, MP, Dekeyser, I, Deschamps, A, Distefano, C, Donzaud, C, Dornic, D, Dorosti, Q, Drouhin, D, Eberl, T, Emanuele, U, Enzenhöfer, A, Ernenwein, JP, Escoffier, S, Fermani, P, Ferri, M, Flaminio, V, Folger, F, Fritsch, U, Fuda, JL, Galatà, S, Gay, P, Giacomelli, G, Giordano, V, Gómez-González, JP, Graf, K, Guillard, G, Halladjian, G, Hallewell, G, Van Haren, H, Hartman, J, Heijboer, AJ, Hello, Y, Hernández-Rey, JJ, Herold, B, Hößl, J, Hsu, CC, De Jong, M, Kadler, M, Kalekin, O, Kappes, A, Katz, U, Kavatsyuk, O, Kooijman, P, Kopper, C, Kouchner, A, Kreykenbohm, I, Kulikovskiy, V, Lahmann, R, Lamare, P, Larosa, G, Lattuada, D, Lefvre, D, Lim, G, Lo Presti, D, Loehner, H, Loucatos, S, Mangano, S, Marcelin, M, Margiotta, A, Martínez-Mora, JA, Meli, A, Montaruli, T, Morganti, M, Moscoso, L, Motz, HM, Neff, M, Nezri, E, Palioselitis, D, Pvla, GE, Payet, K, Payre, P, Petrovic, J, Piattelli, P, Picot-Clemente, N, Popa, V, Pradier, T, Presani, E, Racca, C, Reed, C, Riccobene, G, Richardt, C, Richter, R, Rivire, C, Robert, A, Roensch, K, Rostovtsev, A, Ruiz-Rivas, J, Rujoiu, M, Russo, GV, Salesa, F, Sapienza, P, Schöck, F, Schuller, JP, Schüssler, F, Seitz, T, Shanidze, R, Simeone, F, Spies, A, Spurio, M, Steijger, JJM, Stolarczyk, T, Sánchez-Losa, A, Taiuti, M, Tamburini, C, Toscano, S, Vallage, B, Van Elewyck, V, Vannoni, G, Vecchi, M, Vernin, P, Wagner, S, Wijnker, G, Wilms, J, De Wolf, E, Yepes, H, Zaborov, D, Zornoza, JD & Zúñiga, J 2012, 'Search for relativistic magnetic monopoles with the ANTARES neutrino telescope', Astroparticle Physics, vol. 35, no. 10, pp. 634-640. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2012.02.007
Adrián-Martínez S, Aguilar JA, Al Samarai I, Albert A, André M, Anghinolfi M et al. Search for relativistic magnetic monopoles with the ANTARES neutrino telescope. Astroparticle Physics. 2012 May;35(10):634-640. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.astropartphys.2012.02.007
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