17-24 July 2013
KTH and Stockholm University Campus
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Search for Magnetic Monopoles in Volcanic Rock

19 Jul 2013, 12:30
12m
F1 (KTH Campus)

F1

KTH Campus

Talk presentation Higgs and New Physics Higgs and New Physics

Speaker

Dr David Milstead (Stockholm University)

Description

A direct search for relic monpoles has been made with a SQUID-based magnetometer using volcanic rock samples from the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Relic monopoles would have drifted due to the Earth's internal magnetic field. Enhanced monopole concentrations would therefore occur in the geomagnetic poles, thereby suppressing the sensitivity of previous matter searches. This search was sensitive to monopoles carrying the Dirac charge and with masses up to 10^13 GeV.

Primary author

Dr David Milstead (Stockholm University)

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