Title
Sensitivity of LHC experiments to exotic highly ionising particlesSensitivity of LHC experiments to exotic highly ionising particles
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Research group
Elementary Particle Physics
Publication type
article
Publication
Berlin,
Subject
Physics
Source (journal)
European physical journal : C : particles and fields. - Berlin
Volume/pages
72(2012):4, p. 1985,1-1985,18
ISSN
1434-6044
Article Reference
1985
Carrier
E-only publicatie
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are able to discover or set limits on the production of exotic particles with TeV-scale masses possessing values of electric and/or magnetic charge such that they behave as highly ionising particles (HIPs). In this paper the sensitivity of the LHC experiments to HIP production is discussed in detail. It is shown that a number of different detection methods are required to investigate as fully as possible the charge-mass range. These include direct detection as the HIPs pass through either passive or active detectors and, in the case of magnetically charged objects, the so-called induction method with which magnetic monopoles which stop in accelerator and detector material could be observed. The benefit of using complementary approaches to HIP detection is discussed.
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