Searches for magnetic monopoles and beyond with MoEDAL at the LHC
Instituto de Física Corpuscular (IFIC), CSIC – Universitat de València, Parc Científic de la U.V., C/ Catedrático José Beltrán 2, E-46980 Paterna (Valencia), Spain
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Published online: 25 June 2018
The MoEDAL experiment at the LHC is optimised to detect highly-ionising particles such as magnetic monopoles, dyons and (multiply) electrically-charged stable massive particles predicted in a number of theoretical scenarios. MoEDAL, deployed in the LHCb cavern, combines passive nuclear track detectors with magnetic monopole trapping volumes, while cavern backgrounds are being monitored with an array of MediPix detectors. The detector concept and its physics reach is presented with emphasis given to recent results on monopole searches providing the best limits on high magnetic charges in colliders. The potential to search for heavy, long-lived supersymmetric electrically-charged particles and multi-charged states is also discussed.
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