Magnetic monopole mass bounds from heavy ion collisions and neutron stars

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Title: Magnetic monopole mass bounds from heavy ion collisions and neutron stars
Authors: Gould, O
Rajantie, A
Item Type: Working Paper
Abstract: Magnetic monopoles, if they exist, would be produced amply in strong magnetic fields and high temperatures via the thermal Schwinger process. Such circumstances arise in heavy ion collisions and in neutron stars, both of which imply lower bounds on the mass of possible magnetic monopoles. In showing this, we construct the cross section for pair production of magnetic monopoles in heavy ion collisions, which indicates that they are particularly promising for experimental searches such as MoEDAL.
Issue Date: 12-Dec-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/54363
Copyright Statement: © 2017 The Author(s)
Keywords: hep-ph
astro-ph.HE
hep-th
nucl-th
Notes: 6 pages, 1 figure. v2, accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters
Appears in Collections:Physics
Theoretical Physics
Faculty of Natural Sciences



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