Monopole ’83 pp 629-636 | Cite as

Review of Monopole Detection by Ionization/Excitation Techniques

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


The application of conventional particle detection techniques to searches for GUT monopoles has achieved a remarkable degree of respectability considering the pessimistic attitudes in this regard just two years ago. During this two year period a great deal of progress has been achieved in theoretical work regarding the interaction of monopoles with matter and with the use of this work in interpreting results from cosmic ray telescopes which have been set up to look for monopoles. In this review I will briefly summarize the results of the theoretical work, of the implications this has on detection techniques and on results from experiments searching for monopoles.


Organic Scintillator Bound State Wave Function Positive Electric Charge Pessimistic Attitude Direct Experimental Search 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven P. Ahlen
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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