An underground search for anomalous slow penetrating particles

K. Kawagoe, T. Mashimo, S. Nakamura, M. Nozaki, S. Orito

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We have searched for anomalous slow or highly ionizing particles by measuring the dE/dx and the time of flight of penetrating cosmic rays using a telescope of plastic scintillators placed underground. No evidence was found for anomalous particles, since it resulted a, flux limit (90% confidence level) of about 6.10-13 cm-2 sr-1 s-1 for magnetic monopoles in the velocity range 5.10-4 < β < 1. Similar flux limit was also obtained for slow charged particles with integer or fractional charges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-319
Number of pages5
JournalLettere Al Nuovo Cimento Series 2
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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