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Search for Relativistic Magnetic Monopoles with the ANTARES Neutrino Telescope

S. Adrián-Martínez J.A. Aguilar Imen Al Samarai 1 A. Albert 2 M. André M. Anghinolfi G. Anton S. Anvar 3 M. Ardid A.C. Assis Jesus T. Astraatmadja J.-J. Aubert 1 B. Baret 4 S. Basa 5 V. Bertin 1 S. Biagi C. Bigongiari C. Bogazzi M. Bou-Cabo B. Bouhou 4 M.C. Bouwhuis J. Brunner 1 J. Busto 1 F. Camarena A. Capone C. Cârloganu 6 G. Carminati J. Carr 1 S. Cecchini Z. Charif 1 Ph. Charvis 7 T. Chiarusi M. Circella H. Costantini 1 P. Coyle 1 C. Curtil 1 M.P. Decowski I. Dekeyser 8 Anne Deschamps 7 C. Distefano C. Donzaud 4 D. Dornic Q. Dorosti D. Drouhin 2 T. Eberl U. Emanuele A. Enzenhöfer J.-P. Ernenwein 1 S. Escoffier 1 P. Fermani M. Ferri V. Flaminio F. Folger U. Fritsch J.-L. Fuda 8 S. Galatà 1 Pascal Gay 6 G. Giacomelli V. Giordano J.P. Gómez-González K. Graf G. Guillard 6 G. Halladjian 1 G. Hallewell 1 H. van Haren J. Hartman A.J. Heijboer Y. Hello 7 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 4 I. Kreykenbohm V. Kulikovskiy R. Lahmann P. Lamare 3 G. Larosa D. Lattuada Dominique Lefèvre 8 G. Lim D. Lo Presti H. Loehner S. Loucatos 9 S. Mangano M. Marcelin 5 A. Margiotta J.A. Martínez-Mora A. Meli T. Montaruli M. Morganti L. Moscoso 4 H. Motz M. Neff E. Nezri 5 D. Palioselitis G.E. Păvălaş K. Payet 9 P. Payre 1 J. Petrovic P. Piattelli N. Picot-Clemente 1 V. Popa T. Pradier 10 E. Presani C. Racca 2 C. Reed G. Riccobene C. Richardt R. Richter C. Rivière 1 A. Robert 8 K. Roensch A. Rostovtsev 5 J. Ruiz-Rivas M. Rujoiu G.V. Russo F. Salesa P. Sapienza F. Schöck J.-P. Schuller 9 F. Schüssler 9 T. Seitz R. Shanidze F. Simeone A. Spies M. Spurio J.J.M. Steijger Th. Stolarczyk 9 A. Sánchez-Losa M. Taiuti Christian Tamburini 8 S. Toscano B. Vallage 9 V. van Elewyck 4 G. Vannoni 9 M. Vecchi 1 P. Vernin 9 S. Wagner G. Wijnker J. Wilms E. de Wolf H. Yepes D. Zaborov J.D. Zornoza J. Zúñiga
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.
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S. Adrián-Martínez, J.A. Aguilar, Imen Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. André, et al.. Search for Relativistic Magnetic Monopoles with the ANTARES Neutrino Telescope. Astroparticle Physics, Elsevier, 2012, 35, pp.634-640. ⟨10.1016/j.astropartphys.2012.02.007⟩. ⟨in2p3-00677713⟩

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