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Monopole ’83 pp 251-294 | Cite as

Experimental Limits on Monopole Catalysis of Nucleon Decay

  • Steven M. Errede
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 111)

Abstract

During the past year since the Wingspread Monopole Workshop1, perhaps the most significant and novel experimental advance in the now more than half-century “quest” for the detection of magnetic monopoles has come from terrestrial experiments searching for evidence of monopole catalysis of nucleon decay (MCND). A large class of grand and/or super-unified theories which predict nucleon decay and the existence of super-heavy magnetic monopoles of mass Mm ∼ 1016 GeV/c2 as specific features of such theories2, also predict that monopoles in the presence of hadronic matter may catalyze baryon number violating processes with cross sections typical of that for the strong interactions3!

Keywords

Neutron Star Magnetic Monopole Interaction Length Live Time Flux Limit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven M. Errede
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  1. 1.Randall Laboratory of PhysicsThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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