Use of Large Volume Liquid Scintillator for Monopole Detection
Experimental searches for monopoles have been steadily increasing during the last few years, and many results on monopole flux limits obtained from several experiments using different techniques have been reported at this Conference. Among the ionization/excitation detection method, there are experiments, running or planned, in which either plastic or liquid scintillator is used. The main difference between these experiments is that plastics may be used for very large “area” array while the liquids may be used for very large “volume” detectors. Both techniques have advantages and disadvantages with respect to the critical parameters for monopole detection, viz., sensitivity in energy loss, in velocity range, and achievable flux limit, i.e. the detector’s acceptance.
KeywordsEnergy Loss Transit Time Liquid Scintillator Coincidence Time Telescope Array
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