Slow magnetic monopoles search in NOvA
Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems, JINR
2 University of South Alabama, USA
* firstname.lastname@example.org, Work supported by RFBR project No. 14-22-03090
Published online: 18 April 2018
The NOvA far detector is well suited for finding exotic particles due to its technical features (see ). One type of those exotic particles is a "slow" magnetic monopole. It is assumed that the energy deposition of such monopoles should be enough to be registered (see ). Measurement of the expected signals was performed on the NOvA test bench at JINR (see ). Result of this measurement allows us to perform slow monopole's research using NOvA software and hardware with high efficiency. As a whole, the research can lead to a discovery, or it can limit the existence of monopoles in a wide range of parameters, previously unreachable in other experiments (MACRO, SLIM, RICE, IceCube). Several special software tools have been developed. Slow Monopole Trigger has been created and implemented in the NOvA Data-Driven-Trigger system. Also, an online reconstruction algorithm has been developed and tested on 5% of the data. A technical description of these tools and current results of the analysis are presented in this work.
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