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A method for unique identification of relativistic /greater than 0.5/ magnetic monopoles with a fast film Cerenkov detectorA magnetic monopole traversing a dielectric medium at a velocity greater than the phase velocity of light in that medium, will give rise to Cerenkov radiation with the electric field tangent to the cone generated by the photon wave propagation vector, and the magnetic field normal to that surface. This is the opposite polarization to that encountered with an electric charge. It is proposed that either by inserting a linearly polarizing layer between the radiator and the photographic emulsion, or by selecting a linearly polarizing material as the radiator, one could directly observe the field polarization by examining the photographic image and thus uniquely identify a magnetic monopole. The ability of the detector is further enhanced by the index of refraction dependence of the Cerenkov output from a magnetic monopole.
Document ID
19760044016
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Pinsky, L. S. (Houston, University Houston, Tex., United States)
Hagstrom, R. (California, University Berkeley, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Subject Category
NUCLEAR AND HIGH-ENERGY PHYSICS
Meeting Information
International Cosmic Ray Conference(Munich)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGL-44-005-041
CONTRACT_GRANT: AT(40-1)-3948
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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