Search for relativistic magnetic monopoles with the AMANDA-II neutrino telescope

The IceCube Collaboration

R. Abbasi, Y. Abdou, T. Abu-Zayyad, J. Adams, J. A. Aguilar, M. Ahlers, K. Andeen, J. Auffenberg, X. Bai, M. Baker, S. W. Barwick, R. Bay, J. L. Bazo Alba, K. Beattie, J. J. Beatty, S. Bechet, J. K. Becker, K. H. Becker, Mohamed Lotfi Benabderrhmane, S. BenZvi & 239 others J. Berdermann, P. Berghaus, D. Berley, E. Bernardini, D. Bertrand, D. Z. Besson, M. Bissok, E. Blaufuss, D. J. Boersma, C. Bohm, S. Böser, O. Botner, L. Bradley, J. Braun, S. Buitink, M. Carson, D. Chirkin, B. Christy, J. Clem, F. Clevermann, S. Cohen, C. Colnard, D. F. Cowen, M. V. D'Agostino, M. Danninger, J. C. Davis, C. de Clercq, L. Demirörs, O. Depaepe, F. Descamps, P. Desiati, G. de Vries-Uiterweerd, T. DeYoung, J. C. Díaz-Vélez, M. Dierckxsens, J. Dreyer, J. P. Dumm, M. R. Duvoort, R. Ehrlich, J. Eisch, R. W. Ellsworth, O. Engdegård, S. Euler, P. A. Evenson, O. Fadiran, A. R. Fazely, T. Feusels, K. Filimonov, C. Finley, M. M. Foerster, B. D. Fox, A. Franckowiak, R. Franke, T. K. Gaisser, J. Gallagher, M. Geisler, L. Gerhardt, L. Gladstone, T. Glüsenkamp, A. Goldschmidt, J. A. Goodman, D. Grant, T. Griesel, A. Groß, S. Grullon, M. Gurtner, C. Ha, A. Hallgren, F. Halzen, K. Han, K. Hanson, K. Helbing, P. Herquet, S. Hickford, G. C. Hill, K. D. Hoffman, A. Homeier, K. Hoshina, D. Hubert, W. Huelsnitz, J. P. Hülß, P. O. Hulth, K. Hultqvist, S. Hussain, A. Ishihara, J. Jacobsen, G. S. Japaridze, H. Johansson, J. M. Joseph, K. H. Kampert, T. Karg, A. Karle, J. L. Kelley, N. Kemming, P. Kenny, J. Kiryluk, F. Kislat, S. R. Klein, S. Knops, J. H. Köhne, G. Kohnen, H. Kolanoski, L. Köpke, D. J. Koskinen, M. Kowalski, T. Kowarik, M. Krasberg, T. Krings, G. Kroll, K. Kuehn, T. Kuwabara, M. Labare, S. Lafebre, K. Laihem, H. Landsman, R. Lauer, R. Lehmann, D. Lennarz, J. Lünemann, J. Madsen, P. Majumdar, A. Marotta, R. Maruyama, K. Mase, H. S. Matis, M. Matusik, K. Meagher, M. Merck, P. Mészáros, T. Meures, E. Middell, N. Milke, J. Miller, T. Montaruli, R. Morse, S. M. Movit, R. Nahnhauer, J. W. Nam, U. Naumann, P. Nießen, D. R. Nygren, S. Odrowski, A. Olivas, M. Olivo, A. O'Murchadha, M. Ono, S. Panknin, L. Paul, C. Pérez de los Heros, J. Petrovic, A. Piegsa, D. Pieloth, R. Porrata, J. Posselt, P. B. Price, M. Prikockis, G. T. Przybylski, K. Rawlins, P. Redl, E. Resconi, W. Rhode, M. Ribordy, A. Rizzo, J. P. Rodrigues, P. Roth, F. Rothmaier, C. Rott, C. Roucelle, T. Ruhe, D. Rutledge, B. Ruzybayev, D. Ryckbosch, H. G. Sander, M. Santander, S. Sarkar, K. Schatto, S. Schlenstedt, T. Schmidt, A. Schukraft, A. Schultes, O. Schulz, M. Schunck, D. Seckel, B. Semburg, S. H. Seo, Y. Sestayo, S. Seunarine, A. Silvestri, A. Slipak, G. M. Spiczak, C. Spiering, M. Stamatikos, T. Stanev, G. Stephens, T. Stezelberger, R. G. Stokstad, S. Stoyanov, E. A. Strahler, T. Straszheim, G. W. Sullivan, Q. Swillens, H. Taavola, I. Taboada, A. Tamburro, O. Tarasova, A. Tepe, S. Ter-Antonyan, S. Tilav, P. A. Toale, S. Toscano, D. Tosi, D. Turčan, N. van Eijndhoven, J. Vandenbroucke, A. van Overloop, J. van Santen, M. Voge, B. Voigt, C. Walck, T. Waldenmaier, M. Wallraff, M. Walter, Ch Weaver, C. Wendt, S. Westerhoff, N. Whitehorn, K. Wiebe, C. H. Wiebusch, G. Wikström, D. R. Williams, R. Wischnewski, H. Wissing, M. Wolf, K. Woschnagg, C. Xu, X. W. Xu, G. Yodh, S. Yoshida, P. Zarzhitsky

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    Abstract

    We present the search for Cherenkov signatures from relativistic magnetic monopoles in data taken with the AMANDA-II detector, a neutrino telescope deployed in the Antarctic ice cap at the Geographic South Pole. The non-observation of a monopole signal in data collected during the year 2000 improves present experimental limits on the flux of relativistic magnetic monopoles: Our flux limit varies between 3.8 × 10-17 cm-2 s-1 sr-1 (for monopoles moving at the vacuum speed of light) and 8.8 × 10-16 cm-2 s-1 sr-1 (for monopoles moving at a speed β=v/c=0.76, just above the Cherenkov threshold in ice). These limits apply to monopoles that are energetic enough to penetrate the Earth and enter the detector from below the horizon. The limit obtained for monopoles reaching the detector from above the horizon is less stringent by roughly an order of magnitude, due to the much larger background from down-going atmospheric muons. This looser limit is however valid for a larger class of magnetic monopoles, since the monopoles are not required to pass through the Earth.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)361-378
    Number of pages18
    JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
    Volume69
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

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    Abbasi, R., Abdou, Y., Abu-Zayyad, T., Adams, J., Aguilar, J. A., Ahlers, M., ... Zarzhitsky, P. (2010). Search for relativistic magnetic monopoles with the AMANDA-II neutrino telescope: The IceCube Collaboration. European Physical Journal C, 69(3), 361-378. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1411-6

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    In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 69, No. 3, 01.10.2010, p. 361-378.

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    title = "Search for relativistic magnetic monopoles with the AMANDA-II neutrino telescope: The IceCube Collaboration",
    abstract = "We present the search for Cherenkov signatures from relativistic magnetic monopoles in data taken with the AMANDA-II detector, a neutrino telescope deployed in the Antarctic ice cap at the Geographic South Pole. The non-observation of a monopole signal in data collected during the year 2000 improves present experimental limits on the flux of relativistic magnetic monopoles: Our flux limit varies between 3.8 × 10-17 cm-2 s-1 sr-1 (for monopoles moving at the vacuum speed of light) and 8.8 × 10-16 cm-2 s-1 sr-1 (for monopoles moving at a speed β=v/c=0.76, just above the Cherenkov threshold in ice). These limits apply to monopoles that are energetic enough to penetrate the Earth and enter the detector from below the horizon. The limit obtained for monopoles reaching the detector from above the horizon is less stringent by roughly an order of magnitude, due to the much larger background from down-going atmospheric muons. This looser limit is however valid for a larger class of magnetic monopoles, since the monopoles are not required to pass through the Earth.",
    author = "R. Abbasi and Y. Abdou and T. Abu-Zayyad and J. Adams and Aguilar, {J. A.} and M. Ahlers and K. Andeen and J. Auffenberg and X. Bai and M. Baker and Barwick, {S. W.} and R. Bay and {Bazo Alba}, {J. L.} and K. Beattie and Beatty, {J. J.} and S. Bechet and Becker, {J. K.} and Becker, {K. H.} and {Lotfi Benabderrhmane}, Mohamed and S. BenZvi and J. Berdermann and P. Berghaus and D. Berley and E. Bernardini and D. Bertrand and Besson, {D. Z.} and M. Bissok and E. Blaufuss and Boersma, {D. J.} and C. Bohm and S. B{\"o}ser and O. Botner and L. Bradley and J. Braun and S. Buitink and M. Carson and D. Chirkin and B. Christy and J. Clem and F. Clevermann and S. Cohen and C. Colnard and Cowen, {D. F.} and D'Agostino, {M. V.} and M. Danninger and Davis, {J. C.} and {de Clercq}, C. and L. Demir{\"o}rs and O. Depaepe and F. Descamps and P. Desiati and {de Vries-Uiterweerd}, G. and T. DeYoung and D{\'i}az-V{\'e}lez, {J. C.} and M. Dierckxsens and J. Dreyer and Dumm, {J. P.} and Duvoort, {M. R.} and R. Ehrlich and J. Eisch and Ellsworth, {R. W.} and O. Engdeg{\aa}rd and S. Euler and Evenson, {P. A.} and O. Fadiran and Fazely, {A. R.} and T. Feusels and K. Filimonov and C. Finley and Foerster, {M. M.} and Fox, {B. D.} and A. Franckowiak and R. Franke and Gaisser, {T. K.} and J. Gallagher and M. Geisler and L. Gerhardt and L. Gladstone and T. Gl{\"u}senkamp and A. Goldschmidt and Goodman, {J. A.} and D. Grant and T. Griesel and A. Gro{\ss} and S. Grullon and M. Gurtner and C. Ha and A. Hallgren and F. Halzen and K. Han and K. Hanson and K. Helbing and P. Herquet and S. Hickford and Hill, {G. C.} and Hoffman, {K. D.} and A. Homeier and K. Hoshina and D. Hubert and W. Huelsnitz and H{\"u}l{\ss}, {J. P.} and Hulth, {P. O.} and K. Hultqvist and S. Hussain and A. Ishihara and J. Jacobsen and Japaridze, {G. S.} and H. Johansson and Joseph, {J. M.} and Kampert, {K. H.} and T. Karg and A. Karle and Kelley, {J. L.} and N. Kemming and P. Kenny and J. Kiryluk and F. Kislat and Klein, {S. R.} and S. Knops and K{\"o}hne, {J. H.} and G. Kohnen and H. Kolanoski and L. K{\"o}pke and Koskinen, {D. J.} and M. Kowalski and T. Kowarik and M. Krasberg and T. Krings and G. Kroll and K. Kuehn and T. Kuwabara and M. Labare and S. Lafebre and K. Laihem and H. Landsman and R. Lauer and R. Lehmann and D. Lennarz and J. L{\"u}nemann and J. Madsen and P. Majumdar and A. Marotta and R. Maruyama and K. Mase and Matis, {H. S.} and M. Matusik and K. Meagher and M. Merck and P. M{\'e}sz{\'a}ros and T. Meures and E. Middell and N. Milke and J. Miller and T. Montaruli and R. Morse and Movit, {S. M.} and R. Nahnhauer and Nam, {J. W.} and U. Naumann and P. Nie{\ss}en and Nygren, {D. R.} and S. Odrowski and A. Olivas and M. Olivo and A. O'Murchadha and M. Ono and S. Panknin and L. Paul and {P{\'e}rez de los Heros}, C. and J. Petrovic and A. Piegsa and D. Pieloth and R. Porrata and J. Posselt and Price, {P. B.} and M. Prikockis and Przybylski, {G. T.} and K. Rawlins and P. Redl and E. Resconi and W. Rhode and M. Ribordy and A. Rizzo and Rodrigues, {J. P.} and P. Roth and F. Rothmaier and C. Rott and C. Roucelle and T. Ruhe and D. Rutledge and B. Ruzybayev and D. Ryckbosch and Sander, {H. G.} and M. Santander and S. Sarkar and K. Schatto and S. Schlenstedt and T. Schmidt and A. Schukraft and A. Schultes and O. Schulz and M. Schunck and D. Seckel and B. Semburg and Seo, {S. H.} and Y. Sestayo and S. Seunarine and A. Silvestri and A. Slipak and Spiczak, {G. M.} and C. Spiering and M. Stamatikos and T. Stanev and G. Stephens and T. Stezelberger and Stokstad, {R. G.} and S. Stoyanov and Strahler, {E. A.} and T. Straszheim and Sullivan, {G. W.} and Q. Swillens and H. Taavola and I. Taboada and A. Tamburro and O. Tarasova and A. Tepe and S. Ter-Antonyan and S. Tilav and Toale, {P. A.} and S. Toscano and D. Tosi and D. Turčan and {van Eijndhoven}, N. and J. Vandenbroucke and {van Overloop}, A. and {van Santen}, J. and M. Voge and B. Voigt and C. Walck and T. Waldenmaier and M. Wallraff and M. Walter and Ch Weaver and C. Wendt and S. Westerhoff and N. Whitehorn and K. Wiebe and Wiebusch, {C. H.} and G. Wikstr{\"o}m and Williams, {D. R.} and R. Wischnewski and H. Wissing and M. Wolf and K. Woschnagg and C. Xu and Xu, {X. W.} and G. Yodh and S. Yoshida and P. Zarzhitsky",
    year = "2010",
    month = "10",
    day = "1",
    doi = "10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1411-6",
    language = "English (US)",
    volume = "69",
    pages = "361--378",
    journal = "European Physical Journal C",
    issn = "1434-6044",
    publisher = "Springer New York",
    number = "3",

    }

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Search for relativistic magnetic monopoles with the AMANDA-II neutrino telescope

    T2 - The IceCube Collaboration

    AU - Abbasi, R.

    AU - Abdou, Y.

    AU - Abu-Zayyad, T.

    AU - Adams, J.

    AU - Aguilar, J. A.

    AU - Ahlers, M.

    AU - Andeen, K.

    AU - Auffenberg, J.

    AU - Bai, X.

    AU - Baker, M.

    AU - Barwick, S. W.

    AU - Bay, R.

    AU - Bazo Alba, J. L.

    AU - Beattie, K.

    AU - Beatty, J. J.

    AU - Bechet, S.

    AU - Becker, J. K.

    AU - Becker, K. H.

    AU - Lotfi Benabderrhmane, Mohamed

    AU - BenZvi, S.

    AU - Berdermann, J.

    AU - Berghaus, P.

    AU - Berley, D.

    AU - Bernardini, E.

    AU - Bertrand, D.

    AU - Besson, D. Z.

    AU - Bissok, M.

    AU - Blaufuss, E.

    AU - Boersma, D. J.

    AU - Bohm, C.

    AU - Böser, S.

    AU - Botner, O.

    AU - Bradley, L.

    AU - Braun, J.

    AU - Buitink, S.

    AU - Carson, M.

    AU - Chirkin, D.

    AU - Christy, B.

    AU - Clem, J.

    AU - Clevermann, F.

    AU - Cohen, S.

    AU - Colnard, C.

    AU - Cowen, D. F.

    AU - D'Agostino, M. V.

    AU - Danninger, M.

    AU - Davis, J. C.

    AU - de Clercq, C.

    AU - Demirörs, L.

    AU - Depaepe, O.

    AU - Descamps, F.

    AU - Desiati, P.

    AU - de Vries-Uiterweerd, G.

    AU - DeYoung, T.

    AU - Díaz-Vélez, J. C.

    AU - Dierckxsens, M.

    AU - Dreyer, J.

    AU - Dumm, J. P.

    AU - Duvoort, M. R.

    AU - Ehrlich, R.

    AU - Eisch, J.

    AU - Ellsworth, R. W.

    AU - Engdegård, O.

    AU - Euler, S.

    AU - Evenson, P. A.

    AU - Fadiran, O.

    AU - Fazely, A. R.

    AU - Feusels, T.

    AU - Filimonov, K.

    AU - Finley, C.

    AU - Foerster, M. M.

    AU - Fox, B. D.

    AU - Franckowiak, A.

    AU - Franke, R.

    AU - Gaisser, T. K.

    AU - Gallagher, J.

    AU - Geisler, M.

    AU - Gerhardt, L.

    AU - Gladstone, L.

    AU - Glüsenkamp, T.

    AU - Goldschmidt, A.

    AU - Goodman, J. A.

    AU - Grant, D.

    AU - Griesel, T.

    AU - Groß, A.

    AU - Grullon, S.

    AU - Gurtner, M.

    AU - Ha, C.

    AU - Hallgren, A.

    AU - Halzen, F.

    AU - Han, K.

    AU - Hanson, K.

    AU - Helbing, K.

    AU - Herquet, P.

    AU - Hickford, S.

    AU - Hill, G. C.

    AU - Hoffman, K. D.

    AU - Homeier, A.

    AU - Hoshina, K.

    AU - Hubert, D.

    AU - Huelsnitz, W.

    AU - Hülß, J. P.

    AU - Hulth, P. O.

    AU - Hultqvist, K.

    AU - Hussain, S.

    AU - Ishihara, A.

    AU - Jacobsen, J.

    AU - Japaridze, G. S.

    AU - Johansson, H.

    AU - Joseph, J. M.

    AU - Kampert, K. H.

    AU - Karg, T.

    AU - Karle, A.

    AU - Kelley, J. L.

    AU - Kemming, N.

    AU - Kenny, P.

    AU - Kiryluk, J.

    AU - Kislat, F.

    AU - Klein, S. R.

    AU - Knops, S.

    AU - Köhne, J. H.

    AU - Kohnen, G.

    AU - Kolanoski, H.

    AU - Köpke, L.

    AU - Koskinen, D. J.

    AU - Kowalski, M.

    AU - Kowarik, T.

    AU - Krasberg, M.

    AU - Krings, T.

    AU - Kroll, G.

    AU - Kuehn, K.

    AU - Kuwabara, T.

    AU - Labare, M.

    AU - Lafebre, S.

    AU - Laihem, K.

    AU - Landsman, H.

    AU - Lauer, R.

    AU - Lehmann, R.

    AU - Lennarz, D.

    AU - Lünemann, J.

    AU - Madsen, J.

    AU - Majumdar, P.

    AU - Marotta, A.

    AU - Maruyama, R.

    AU - Mase, K.

    AU - Matis, H. S.

    AU - Matusik, M.

    AU - Meagher, K.

    AU - Merck, M.

    AU - Mészáros, P.

    AU - Meures, T.

    AU - Middell, E.

    AU - Milke, N.

    AU - Miller, J.

    AU - Montaruli, T.

    AU - Morse, R.

    AU - Movit, S. M.

    AU - Nahnhauer, R.

    AU - Nam, J. W.

    AU - Naumann, U.

    AU - Nießen, P.

    AU - Nygren, D. R.

    AU - Odrowski, S.

    AU - Olivas, A.

    AU - Olivo, M.

    AU - O'Murchadha, A.

    AU - Ono, M.

    AU - Panknin, S.

    AU - Paul, L.

    AU - Pérez de los Heros, C.

    AU - Petrovic, J.

    AU - Piegsa, A.

    AU - Pieloth, D.

    AU - Porrata, R.

    AU - Posselt, J.

    AU - Price, P. B.

    AU - Prikockis, M.

    AU - Przybylski, G. T.

    AU - Rawlins, K.

    AU - Redl, P.

    AU - Resconi, E.

    AU - Rhode, W.

    AU - Ribordy, M.

    AU - Rizzo, A.

    AU - Rodrigues, J. P.

    AU - Roth, P.

    AU - Rothmaier, F.

    AU - Rott, C.

    AU - Roucelle, C.

    AU - Ruhe, T.

    AU - Rutledge, D.

    AU - Ruzybayev, B.

    AU - Ryckbosch, D.

    AU - Sander, H. G.

    AU - Santander, M.

    AU - Sarkar, S.

    AU - Schatto, K.

    AU - Schlenstedt, S.

    AU - Schmidt, T.

    AU - Schukraft, A.

    AU - Schultes, A.

    AU - Schulz, O.

    AU - Schunck, M.

    AU - Seckel, D.

    AU - Semburg, B.

    AU - Seo, S. H.

    AU - Sestayo, Y.

    AU - Seunarine, S.

    AU - Silvestri, A.

    AU - Slipak, A.

    AU - Spiczak, G. M.

    AU - Spiering, C.

    AU - Stamatikos, M.

    AU - Stanev, T.

    AU - Stephens, G.

    AU - Stezelberger, T.

    AU - Stokstad, R. G.

    AU - Stoyanov, S.

    AU - Strahler, E. A.

    AU - Straszheim, T.

    AU - Sullivan, G. W.

    AU - Swillens, Q.

    AU - Taavola, H.

    AU - Taboada, I.

    AU - Tamburro, A.

    AU - Tarasova, O.

    AU - Tepe, A.

    AU - Ter-Antonyan, S.

    AU - Tilav, S.

    AU - Toale, P. A.

    AU - Toscano, S.

    AU - Tosi, D.

    AU - Turčan, D.

    AU - van Eijndhoven, N.

    AU - Vandenbroucke, J.

    AU - van Overloop, A.

    AU - van Santen, J.

    AU - Voge, M.

    AU - Voigt, B.

    AU - Walck, C.

    AU - Waldenmaier, T.

    AU - Wallraff, M.

    AU - Walter, M.

    AU - Weaver, Ch

    AU - Wendt, C.

    AU - Westerhoff, S.

    AU - Whitehorn, N.

    AU - Wiebe, K.

    AU - Wiebusch, C. H.

    AU - Wikström, G.

    AU - Williams, D. R.

    AU - Wischnewski, R.

    AU - Wissing, H.

    AU - Wolf, M.

    AU - Woschnagg, K.

    AU - Xu, C.

    AU - Xu, X. W.

    AU - Yodh, G.

    AU - Yoshida, S.

    AU - Zarzhitsky, P.

    PY - 2010/10/1

    Y1 - 2010/10/1

    N2 - We present the search for Cherenkov signatures from relativistic magnetic monopoles in data taken with the AMANDA-II detector, a neutrino telescope deployed in the Antarctic ice cap at the Geographic South Pole. The non-observation of a monopole signal in data collected during the year 2000 improves present experimental limits on the flux of relativistic magnetic monopoles: Our flux limit varies between 3.8 × 10-17 cm-2 s-1 sr-1 (for monopoles moving at the vacuum speed of light) and 8.8 × 10-16 cm-2 s-1 sr-1 (for monopoles moving at a speed β=v/c=0.76, just above the Cherenkov threshold in ice). These limits apply to monopoles that are energetic enough to penetrate the Earth and enter the detector from below the horizon. The limit obtained for monopoles reaching the detector from above the horizon is less stringent by roughly an order of magnitude, due to the much larger background from down-going atmospheric muons. This looser limit is however valid for a larger class of magnetic monopoles, since the monopoles are not required to pass through the Earth.

    AB - We present the search for Cherenkov signatures from relativistic magnetic monopoles in data taken with the AMANDA-II detector, a neutrino telescope deployed in the Antarctic ice cap at the Geographic South Pole. The non-observation of a monopole signal in data collected during the year 2000 improves present experimental limits on the flux of relativistic magnetic monopoles: Our flux limit varies between 3.8 × 10-17 cm-2 s-1 sr-1 (for monopoles moving at the vacuum speed of light) and 8.8 × 10-16 cm-2 s-1 sr-1 (for monopoles moving at a speed β=v/c=0.76, just above the Cherenkov threshold in ice). These limits apply to monopoles that are energetic enough to penetrate the Earth and enter the detector from below the horizon. The limit obtained for monopoles reaching the detector from above the horizon is less stringent by roughly an order of magnitude, due to the much larger background from down-going atmospheric muons. This looser limit is however valid for a larger class of magnetic monopoles, since the monopoles are not required to pass through the Earth.

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    VL - 69

    SP - 361

    EP - 378

    JO - European Physical Journal C

    JF - European Physical Journal C

    SN - 1434-6044

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