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2021-11-09
08:04
Results and future plans of the MoEDAL experiment / Mitsou, Vasiliki A. (Valencia U., IFIC) /MoEDAL Collaboration
The unprecedented collision energy of the LHC has opened up a new discovery frontier. Unfortunately, signs of new physics have yet to be seen. [...]
arXiv:2111.03468; IFIC/21-43.- 2022-03-07 - 9 p.
- Published in : PoS: EPS-HEP2021 (2022) , pp. 704 Fulltext: 2111.03468 - PDF; document - PDF;
In : European Physics Society conference on High Energy Physics 2021, Online, Online, 26 - 30 Jul 2021, pp.704

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2020-02-06
04:02
First search for dyons with the full MoEDAL trapping detector in 13 TeV pp collisions / MoEDAL Collaboration
The MoEDAL trapping detector, consists of approximately 800 kg of aluminium volumes. It was exposed during Run-2 of the LHC program to 6.46 fb^-1 of 13 TeV proton-proton collisions at the LHCb interaction point. [...]
arXiv:2002.00861.- 2021-02-20 - 7 p. - Published in : Phys. Rev. Lett. 126 (2021) 071801 Article from SCOAP3: PDF; Fulltext: PDF;

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2020-02-01
04:22
Prospects for discovering supersymmetric long-lived particles with MoEDAL / Felea, D. (Bucharest, Inst. Space Science) ; Mamuzic, J. (Valencia U., IFIC) ; Masełek, R. (Warsaw U.) ; Mavromatos, N.E. (King's Coll. London) ; Mitsou, V.A. (Valencia U., IFIC) ; Pinfold, J.L. (Alberta U.) ; Ruiz de Austri, R. (Valencia U., IFIC) ; Sakurai, K. (Warsaw U.) ; Santra, A. (Valencia U., IFIC) ; Vives, O. (Valencia U., IFIC)
We present a study on the possibility of searching for long-lived supersymmetric partners with the MoEDAL experiment at the LHC. MoEDAL is sensitive to highly ionising objects such as magnetic monopoles or massive (meta)stable electrically charged particles. [...]
arXiv:2001.05980; IFIC/19-58; FTUV-19-1216; KCL-PH-TH/2019-93.- 2020-05-17 - 12 p. - Published in : Eur. Phys. J. C 80 (2020) 431 Article from SCOAP3: PDF; Fulltext: PDF;
In : 6th Symposium on Prospects in the Physics of Discrete Symmetries, Vienna, Austria, 26 - 30 Nov 2018, pp.431

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2019-10-18
04:55
Searching for supersymmetry and its avatars / Ellis, John (King's Coll. London ; CERN ; NICPB, Tallinn)
Why continue looking for supersymmetry? Over andabove the aesthetic and theoretical motivations fromstring theory, there are several longstanding pheno-menologicalmotivationsforTeV-scalesuper-symmetry, such as the electroweak scale, and thelightest supersymmetric particle as cold dark matter.Run 1 of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) hasactually provided three extra motivations, namelythe stabilization of the electroweak vacuum, andsuccessful predictions for the Higgs mass andcouplings.How to look for it?There are severalexamples of emergent supersymmetry, the mostrecent being on the surfaces of topological insulators,and some sort of effective supersymmetry could beuseful for boosting the power of laser arrays. At theLHC, attention is moving towards signatures that hadpreviously been neglected, such as long-lived chargedparticles—which might be an opportunity for theMoEDAL experiment.This article is part of a discussion meeting issue‘Topological avatars of new physics’..
arXiv:1910.07489; KCL-PH-TH/2019-78; CERN-TH-2019-169.- 2019-12-30 - 9 p. - Published in : Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A 377 (2019) 20190069 Fulltext: PDF;
In : Topological avatars of new physics, London, UK, 4 - 5 Mar 2019, pp.20190069

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2019-03-23
04:17
Magnetic monopole search with the full MoEDAL trapping detector in 13 TeV $pp$ collisions interpreted in photon-fusion and Drell-Yan production / MoEDAL Collaboration
MoEDAL is designed to identify new physics in the form of stable or pseudostable highly ionizing particles produced in high-energy Large Hadron Collider (LHC) collisions. Here we update our previous search for magnetic monopoles in Run 2 using the full trapping detector with almost four times more material and almost twice more integrated luminosity. [...]
arXiv:1903.08491; CERN-EP-2019-039; IFIC/19-09; KCL-PH-TH/2019-17.- 2019-07-10 - 7 p. - Published in : Phys. Rev. Lett. 123 (2019) 021802 Article from SCOAP3: PDF; Fulltext: PDF; Fulltext from Publisher: PDF;

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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. [...]
arXiv:1712.09849; CERN-EP-2017-342.- Geneva : CERN, 2018-07-10 - 7 p. - Published in : Phys. Lett. B 782 (2018) 510-516 Article from SCOAP3: PDF; Draft (restricted): PDF; Fulltext: arXiv:1712.09849 - PDF; CERN-EP-2017-342 - 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; DESY-PROC-2017-02.- 2017-10-24 - 4 p. - Published in : 10.3204/DESY-PROC-2017-02/mitsou_vasiliki Fulltext: 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. [...]
arXiv:1703.07141; IFIC-17-14; IFIC/17-14.- 2017-07-27 - 15 p. - Published in : J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 873 (2017) 012010 Fulltext from Publisher: 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. [...]
arXiv:1612.07012; KCL-PH-TH-2016-70; IFIC-16-93; KCL-PH-TH/2016-70; IFIC/16-93.- 2017 - 17 p. - Published in : EPJ Web Conf. 164 (2017) 04001 Fulltext: PDF;
In : 5th International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics, Kolymbari, Greece, 6 - 14 Jul 2016, pp.04001

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