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# Excitation of Simple Atoms by Slow Magnetic Monopoles

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## Abstract

We present a theory of excitation of simple atoms by slow moving massive monopoles. Previously presented results for a monopole of Dirac strength on hydrogen and helium are reviewed. The hydrogen theory is extended to include arbitrary integral multiples of the Dirac pole strength. The excitation of helium by double strength poles and by dyons is also discussed. It is concluded that a helium proportional counter is a reliable and effective detector for monopoles of arbitrary strength, and for negatively charged dyons.

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Angular Momentum Impact Parameter Helium Atom Excitation Cross Section Order Perturbation Theory
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