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2018-04-26
06:01
Status, results and prospects from the MoEDAL experiment at LHC / Mitsou, Vasiliki A (Valencia U., IFIC) /MoEDAL
The MoEDAL experiment at the LHC is optimised to detect highly ionising particles such as magnetic monopoles, dyons and (multiply) electrically charged stable massive particles predicted in a number of theoretical scenarios. MoEDAL, deployed in the LHCb cavern, combines passive nuclear track detectors with magnetic monopole trapping (MMT) volumes, while spallation-product backgrounds are being monitored with an array of MediPix pixel detectors. [...]
SISSA, 2017 - 17 p. - Published in : PoS CORFU2016 (2017) 028 Fulltext: fulltext - PDF; PoS(CORFU2016)028 - PDF; External link: PoS server
In : Corfu2016: 16th Hellenic School and Workshops on Elementary Particle Physics and Gravity, Corfu, Corfu Island, Greece, 31 Aug - 19 Sep 2016, pp.028

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2017-12-14
16:25
Search for magnetic monopoles with the MoEDAL forward trapping detector in 2.11 fb$^{-1}$ of 13 TeV proton-proton collisions at the LHC / MoEDAL Collaboration
We update our previous search for trapped magnetic monopoles in LHC Run 2 using nearly six times more integrated luminosity and including additional models for the interpretation of the data. The MoEDAL forward trapping detector, comprising 222~kg of aluminium samples, was exposed to 2.11~fb$^{-1}$ of 13 TeV proton-proton collisions near the LHCb interaction point and analysed by searching for induced persistent currents after passage through a superconducting magnetometer. [...]
CERN-EP-2017-342; arXiv:1712.09849.- Geneva : CERN, 2018-07-10 - 7 p. - Published in : Phys. Lett. B 782 (2018) 510-516 Article from SCOAP3: PDF; Draft (restricted): PDF; Fulltext: PDF; Preprint: PDF;

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2017-10-27
07:21
Hunting magnetic monopoles and more with MoEDAL at the LHC / Mitsou, Vasiliki A. (Valencia U., IFIC) /MoEDAL Collaboration
The MoEDAL experiment at the LHC is optimised to detect highly-ionising particles such as magnetic monopoles, dyons and (multiply) electrically-charged stable massive particles predicted in a number of theoretical scenarios. MoEDAL, deployed in the LHCb cavern, combines passive nuclear track detectors with magnetic monopole trapping volumes, while backgrounds are being monitored with an array of MediPix detectors. [...]
arXiv:1710.08609.- 2017-10-24 - 4 p. - Published in : 10.3204/DESY-PROC-2017-02/mitsou_vasiliki Fulltext: PDF; Preprint: PDF;
In : 13th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs - Axion-WIMP 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece, 13 - 19 May 2017, pp.185-188

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2017-03-30
07:22
The MoEDAL experiment at the LHC: status and results / Mitsou, Vasiliki A. (Valencia U., IFIC) /MoEDAL
The MoEDAL experiment at the LHC is optimised to detect highly ionising particles such as magnetic monopoles, dyons and (multiply) electrically charged stable massive particles predicted in a number of theoretical scenarios. MoEDAL, deployed in the LHCb cavern, combines passive nuclear track detectors with magnetic monopole trapping volumes (MMTs), while spallation-product backgrounds are being monitored with an array of MediPix pixel detectors. [...]
IFIC-17-14; arXiv:1703.07141.- 2017-07-27 - 15 p. - Published in : J. Phys. : Conf. Ser. 873 (2017) 012010 Preprint: PDF;
In : 5th Symposium on Prospects in the Physics of Discrete Symmetries, Warsaw, Poland, 28 Nov - 3 Dec 2016, pp.012010

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2017-02-09
08:12
Physics reach of MoEDAL at LHC: magnetic monopoles, supersymmetry and beyond / Mavromatos, Nick E. (King's Coll. London) ; Mitsou, Vasiliki A. (Valencia U., IFIC) /MoEDAL Collaboration
MoEDAL is a pioneering experiment designed to search for highly ionising messengers of new physics such as magnetic monopoles or massive (pseudo-)stable charged particles, that are predicted to exist in a plethora of models beyond the Standard Model. Its ground-breaking physics program defines a number of scenarios that yield potentially revolutionary insights into such foundational questions as, are there extra dimensions or new symmetries, what is the mechanism for the generation of mass, does magnetic charge exist, what is the nature of dark matter, and, how did the big-bang develop at the earliest times. [...]
KCL-PH-TH-2016-70; IFIC-16-93; arXiv:1612.07012.- 2017 - 17 p. - Published in : EPJ Web Conf. 164 (2017) 04001 Fulltext: PDF; Preprint: PDF;
In : 5th International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics, Kolymbari, Greece, 6 - 14 Jul 2016, pp.04001

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2016-10-31
09:06
Search for magnetic monopoles with the MoEDAL forward trapping detector in 13 TeV proton-proton collisions at the LHC / The MoEDAL collaboration
MoEDAL is designed to identify new physics in the form of long-lived highly-ionising particles produced in high-energy LHC collisions. Its arrays of plastic nuclear-track detectors and aluminium trapping volumes provide two independent passive detection techniques. [...]
CERN-EP-2016-282; arXiv:1611.06817; arXiv:1611.06817.- Geneva : CERN, 2017-02-10 - 6. - Published in : Phys. Rev. Lett. 118 (2017) 061801 Draft (restricted): PDF; Fulltext: 10.1103_PhysRevLett.118.061801 - PDF; arXiv:1611.06817 - PDF; CERN-EP-2016-282 - PDF; External link: Preprint

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2016-06-08
06:44
The MoEDAL Experiment at the LHC – a New Light on the Terascale Frontier / Pinfold, J L (Alberta U.)
MoEDAL is a pioneering experiment designed to search for highly ionizing avatars of new physics such as magnetic monopoles or massive (pseudo-)stable charged particles. Its groundbreaking physics program defines a number of scenarios that yield potentially revolutionary insights into such foundational questions as: are there extra dimensions or new symmetries, what is the mechanism for the generation of mass, does magnetic charge exist, what is the nature of dark matter, and, how did the big-bang develop. [...]
2015 - 17 p. - Published in : J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 631 (2015) 012014 Fulltext: PDF;
In : 4th Symposium on Prospects in the Physics of Discrete Symmetries, London, UK, 2 - 6 Dec 2014, pp.012014

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2016-06-08
06:44
The MoEDAL experiment - a new light on LHC physics / Pinfold, James L (Alberta U.)
In 2010 the MoEDAL experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) was unanimously approved by CERN's Research Board to start data taking in 2015. MoEDAL is a pioneering experiment designed to search for highly ionizing messengers of new physics such as magnetic monopoles or massive (pseudo-)stable charged particles. [...]
2015 - 12 p. - Published in : EPJ Web Conf. 95 (2015) 03030 EDP Sciences Open Access article: PDF;
In : 3rd International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics, Kolymbari, Crete, Greece, 28 Jul - 06 Aug 2014, pp.03030

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2016-04-25
07:34
Search for magnetic monopoles with the MoEDAL prototype trapping detector in 8 TeV proton-proton collisions at the LHC / MoEDAL Collaboration
The MoEDAL experiment is designed to search for magnetic monopoles and other highly-ionising particles produced in high-energy collisions at the LHC. The largely passive MoEDAL detector, deployed at Interaction Point 8 on the LHC ring, relies on two dedicated direct detection techniques. [...]
CERN-EP-2016-101; arXiv:1604.06645; CERN-EP-2016-101.- Geneva : CERN, 2016-08-10 - 25 p. - Published in : JHEP 08 (2016) 067 Fulltext: PDF; Springer Open Access article: PDF; External link: INTERACTIONS

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2015-11-07
12:18
MoEDAL: Seeking magnetic monopoles and more at the LHC / Mitsou, Vasiliki A (Valencia U., IFIC) /MoEDAL Collaboration
The MoEDAL experiment (Monopole and Exotics Detector at the LHC) is designed to directly search for magnetic monopoles and other highly ionising stable or metastable particles arising in various theoretical scenarios beyond the Standard Model. Its physics goals --largely complementary to the multi-purpose LHC detectors ATLAS and CMS-- are accomplished by the deployment of plastic nuclear track detectors combined with trapping volumes for capturing charged highly ionising particles and TimePix pixel devices for monitoring. [...]
arXiv:1511.01745; IFIC-15-85.- 2015 - 9 p. - Published in : PoS EPS-HEP2015 (2015) 109 Published version from PoS: PDF; External link: Preprint
In : European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics 2015, Vienna, Austria, 22 - 29 Jul 2015, pp.109

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