Search for relativistic magnetic monopoles with five years of the ANTARES detector data

  • The ANTARES collaboration
  • A. Albert
  • M. André
  • M. Anghinolfi
  • G. Anton
  • M. Ardid
  • J.-J. Aubert
  • T. Avgitas
  • B. Baret
  • J. Barrios-Martí
  • S. Basa
  • V. Bertin
  • S. Biagi
  • R. Bormuth
  • S. Bourret
  • M. C. Bouwhuis
  • R. Bruijn
  • J. Brunner
  • J. Busto
  • A. Capone
  • L. Caramete
  • J. Carr
  • S. Celli
  • T. Chiarusi
  • M. Circella
  • J. A. B. Coelho
  • A. Coleiro
  • R. Coniglione
  • H. Costantini
  • P. Coyle
  • A. Creusot
  • A. Deschamps
  • G. De Bonis
  • C. Distefano
  • I. Di Palma
  • A. Domi
  • C. Donzaud
  • D. Dornic
  • D. Drouhin
  • T. Eberl
  • I. El Bojaddaini
  • D. Elsässer
  • A. Enzenhöfer
  • I. Felis
  • L. A. Fusco
  • S. Galatà
  • P. Gay
  • V. Giordano
  • H. Glotin
  • T. Grégoire
  • R. Gracia Ruiz
  • K. Graf
  • S. Hallmann
  • H. van Haren
  • A. J. Heijboer
  • Y. Hello
  • J. J. Hernández-Rey
  • J. Hößl
  • J. Hofestädt
  • C. Hugon
  • G. Illuminati
  • C. W James
  • M. de Jong
  • M. Jongen
  • M. Kadler
  • O. Kalekin
  • U. Katz
  • D. Kießling
  • A. Kouchner
  • M. Kreter
  • I. Kreykenbohm
  • V. Kulikovskiy
  • C. Lachaud
  • R. Lahmann
  • D. Lefèvre
  • E. Leonora
  • M. Lotze
  • S. Loucatos
  • M. Marcelin
  • A. Margiotta
  • A. Marinelli
  • J. A. Martínez-Mora
  • R. Mele
  • K. Melis
  • T. Michael
  • P. Migliozzi
  • A. Moussa
  • S. Navas
  • E. Nezri
  • M. Organokov
  • G. E. Păvălas
  • C. Pellegrino
  • C. Perrina
  • P. Piattelli
  • V. Popa
  • T. Pradier
  • L. Quinn
  • C. Racca
  • G. Riccobene
  • A. Sánchez-Losa
  • M. Saldaña
  • I. Salvadori
  • D. F. E. Samtleben
  • M. Sanguineti
  • P. Sapienza
  • F. Schüssler
  • C. Sieger
  • M. Spurio
  • Th. Stolarczyk
  • M. Taiuti
  • Y. Tayalati
  • A. Trovato
  • D. Turpin
  • C. Tönnis
  • B. Vallage
  • V. Van Elewyck
  • F. Versari
  • D. Vivolo
  • A. Vizzoca
  • J. Wilms
  • J. D. Zornoza
  • J. Zúñiga
Open Access
Regular Article - Experimental Physics

Abstract

A search for magnetic monopoles using five years of data recorded with the ANTARES neutrino telescope from January 2008 to December 2012 with a total live time of 1121 days is presented. The analysis is carried out in the range β > 0.6 of magnetic monopole velocities using a strategy based on run-by-run Monte Carlo simulations. No signal above the background expectation from atmospheric muons and atmospheric neutrinos is observed, and upper limits are set on the magnetic monopole flux ranging from 5.7 × 10−16 to 1.5 × 10−18 cm−2·s−1·sr−1.

Keywords

Exotics Neutrino Detectors and Telescopes (experiments) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • The ANTARES collaboration
  • A. Albert
    • 1
  • M. André
    • 2
  • M. Anghinolfi
    • 3
  • G. Anton
    • 4
  • M. Ardid
    • 5
  • J.-J. Aubert
    • 6
  • T. Avgitas
    • 7
  • B. Baret
    • 7
  • J. Barrios-Martí
    • 8
  • S. Basa
    • 9
  • V. Bertin
    • 6
  • S. Biagi
    • 10
  • R. Bormuth
    • 11
    • 12
  • S. Bourret
    • 7
  • M. C. Bouwhuis
    • 11
  • R. Bruijn
    • 11
    • 13
  • J. Brunner
    • 6
  • J. Busto
    • 6
  • A. Capone
    • 14
    • 15
  • L. Caramete
    • 16
  • J. Carr
    • 6
  • S. Celli
    • 14
    • 15
    • 17
  • T. Chiarusi
    • 18
  • M. Circella
    • 19
  • J. A. B. Coelho
    • 7
  • A. Coleiro
    • 7
    • 8
  • R. Coniglione
    • 10
  • H. Costantini
    • 6
  • P. Coyle
    • 6
  • A. Creusot
    • 7
  • A. Deschamps
    • 20
  • G. De Bonis
    • 14
    • 15
  • C. Distefano
    • 10
  • I. Di Palma
    • 14
    • 15
  • A. Domi
    • 3
    • 21
  • C. Donzaud
    • 7
    • 22
  • D. Dornic
    • 6
  • D. Drouhin
    • 1
  • T. Eberl
    • 4
  • I. El Bojaddaini
    • 23
  • D. Elsässer
    • 24
  • A. Enzenhöfer
    • 6
  • I. Felis
    • 5
  • L. A. Fusco
    • 18
    • 25
  • S. Galatà
    • 7
  • P. Gay
    • 26
    • 7
  • V. Giordano
    • 27
  • H. Glotin
    • 28
    • 43
    • 29
  • T. Grégoire
    • 7
  • R. Gracia Ruiz
    • 7
  • K. Graf
    • 4
  • S. Hallmann
    • 4
  • H. van Haren
    • 30
  • A. J. Heijboer
    • 11
  • Y. Hello
    • 20
  • J. J. Hernández-Rey
    • 8
  • J. Hößl
    • 4
  • J. Hofestädt
    • 4
  • C. Hugon
    • 3
    • 21
  • G. Illuminati
    • 8
  • C. W James
    • 4
  • M. de Jong
    • 11
    • 12
  • M. Jongen
    • 11
  • M. Kadler
    • 24
  • O. Kalekin
    • 4
  • U. Katz
    • 4
  • D. Kießling
    • 4
  • A. Kouchner
    • 7
    • 29
  • M. Kreter
    • 24
  • I. Kreykenbohm
    • 31
  • V. Kulikovskiy
    • 6
    • 32
  • C. Lachaud
    • 7
  • R. Lahmann
    • 4
  • D. Lefèvre
    • 33
    • 44
  • E. Leonora
    • 27
    • 34
  • M. Lotze
    • 8
  • S. Loucatos
    • 35
    • 7
  • M. Marcelin
    • 9
  • A. Margiotta
    • 18
    • 25
  • A. Marinelli
    • 36
    • 37
  • J. A. Martínez-Mora
    • 5
  • R. Mele
    • 38
    • 39
  • K. Melis
    • 11
    • 13
  • T. Michael
    • 11
  • P. Migliozzi
    • 38
  • A. Moussa
    • 23
  • S. Navas
    • 42
  • E. Nezri
    • 9
  • M. Organokov
    • 40
  • G. E. Păvălas
    • 16
  • C. Pellegrino
    • 18
    • 25
  • C. Perrina
    • 14
    • 15
  • P. Piattelli
    • 10
  • V. Popa
    • 16
  • T. Pradier
    • 40
  • L. Quinn
    • 6
  • C. Racca
    • 1
  • G. Riccobene
    • 10
  • A. Sánchez-Losa
    • 19
  • M. Saldaña
    • 5
  • I. Salvadori
    • 6
  • D. F. E. Samtleben
    • 11
    • 12
  • M. Sanguineti
    • 3
    • 21
  • P. Sapienza
    • 10
  • F. Schüssler
    • 35
  • C. Sieger
    • 4
  • M. Spurio
    • 18
    • 25
  • Th. Stolarczyk
    • 35
  • M. Taiuti
    • 3
    • 21
  • Y. Tayalati
    • 41
  • A. Trovato
    • 10
  • D. Turpin
    • 6
  • C. Tönnis
    • 8
  • B. Vallage
    • 35
    • 7
  • V. Van Elewyck
    • 7
    • 29
  • F. Versari
    • 18
    • 25
  • D. Vivolo
    • 38
    • 39
  • A. Vizzoca
    • 14
    • 15
  • J. Wilms
    • 31
  • J. D. Zornoza
    • 8
  • J. Zúñiga
    • 8
  1. 1.GRPHE, Université de Haute Alsace, Institut universitaire de technologie de ColmarColmarFrance
  2. 2.Technical University of Catalonia, Laboratory of Applied BioacousticsVilanova i la GeltrúSpain
  3. 3.INFN, Sezione di GenovaGenovaItaly
  4. 4.Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle PhysicsErlangenGermany
  5. 5.Institut d’Investigació per a la Gestió Integrada de les Zones Costaneres (IGIC), Universitat Politècnica de ValènciaGandiaSpain
  6. 6.Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS/IN2P3, CPPMMarseilleFrance
  7. 7.APC, Univ Paris Diderot, CNRS/IN2P3, CEA/Irfu, Obs de ParisSorbonne Paris CitéFrance
  8. 8.IFIC, Instituto de Física Corpuscular (CSIC, Universitat de València)PaternaSpain
  9. 9.LAM, Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, Pôle de l’ Étoile Site de Château-GombertMarseille Cedex 13France
  10. 10.INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (LNS)CataniaItaly
  11. 11.Nikhef, Science ParkAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  12. 12.Huygens-Kamerlingh Onnes LaboratoriumUniversiteit LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  13. 13.Universiteit van Amsterdam, Instituut voor Hoge-Energie FysicaAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  14. 14.INFN, Sezione di RomaRomaItaly
  15. 15.Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università La SapienzaRomaItaly
  16. 16.Institute for Space ScienceBucharestRomania
  17. 17.Gran Sasso Science InstituteL’AquilaItaly
  18. 18.INFN, Sezione di BolognaBolognaItaly
  19. 19.INFN, Sezione di BariBariItaly
  20. 20.Géoazur, UCA, CNRS, IRD, Observatoire de la Côte d’AzurSophia AntipolisFrance
  21. 21.Dipartimento di Fisica dell’UniversitàGenovaItaly
  22. 22.Université Paris-SudOrsay CedexFrance
  23. 23.University Mohammed I, Laboratory of Physics of Matter and RadiationsOujdaMorocco
  24. 24.Institut für Theoretische Physik und AstrophysikUniversität WürzburgWürzburgGermany
  25. 25.Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia dell’UniversitàBolognaItaly
  26. 26.Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire, Clermont Université, Université Blaise Pascal, CNRS/IN2P3Clermont-FerrandFrance
  27. 27.INFN, Sezione di CataniaCataniaItaly
  28. 28.LSIS, Aix Marseille Université CNRS ENSAM LSIS UMR 7296MarseilleFrance
  29. 29.Institut Universitaire de FranceParisFrance
  30. 30.Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)’t Horntje (Texel)The Netherlands
  31. 31.Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte and ECAP, Universität Erlangen-NürnbergBambergGermany
  32. 32.Moscow State University, Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear PhysicsMoscowRussia
  33. 33.Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (MIO)Aix-Marseille UniversityMarseille, Cedex 9France
  34. 34.Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astronomia dell’UniversitàCataniaItaly
  35. 35.Direction des Sciences de la Matière, Institut de recherche sur les lois fondamentales de l’Univers, Service de Physique des Particules, CEA SaclayGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance
  36. 36.INFN, Sezione di PisaPisaItaly
  37. 37.Dipartimento di Fisica dell’UniversitàPisaItaly
  38. 38.INFN, Sezione di NapoliNapoliItaly
  39. 39.Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università Federico II di NapoliNapoliItaly
  40. 40.Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, IPHC UMR 7178StrasbourgFrance
  41. 41.University Mohammed V in Rabat, Faculty of SciencesRabatMorocco
  42. 42.Departamento de Física Teórica y del Cosmos & C.A.F.P.E.Universidad de GranadaGranadaSpain
  43. 43.Université de Toulon CNRS LSIS UMR 7296La GardeFrance
  44. 44.Université du Sud Toulon-Var, CNRS-INSU/IRD UM 110La Garde CedexFrance

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