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RESULTS FROM THE SOUDAN PROTOTYPE PROTON DECAY EXPERIMENT (MONOPOLES)


1984 1984

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This thesis describes and discusses some of the results from the Soudan 1 nucleon decay experiment. It describes in detail the dense tracking calorimeter which is at the heart of the experiment, the active shield and ancillary apparatus. We place a lower limit on the total lifetime of the nucleon of 1.6 x 10('30) years (90% confidence level); and lower limits on (lifetime)/(branching ratio) for five proton decay modes and four neutron decay modes. We also set upper limits on the flux of superheavy grand unification magnetic monopoles of 1.3 x 10('-13) monopoles/cm('2)/s/sr (90% confidence level), over a velocity range from 2 x 10('-3) c up to c, if the monopoles do not catalyze nucleon decay. If they do, we set similar limits down to a velocity of 10('-5) c.

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Subject
Particle physics
Classification
0798: Particle physics
Identifier / keyword
Pure sciences
Title
RESULTS FROM THE SOUDAN PROTOTYPE PROTON DECAY EXPERIMENT (MONOPOLES)
Author
BARTELT, JOHN ERIC
Number of pages
67
Publication year
1984
Degree date
1984
School code
0130
Source
DAI-B 45/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
University/institution
University of Minnesota
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
8413752
ProQuest document ID
303298045
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/303298045
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