INSTITUTO DE FISICA LA PLATA
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
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Monopolium detection at the LHC.
LUIS N. EPELE, HUNER FANCHIOTTI, CARLOS A.GARCIA CANAL, VASILIKI A. MITSOU, VICENTE VENTO
Otro; inSPIRES arXiv:1107.3684 [hep-ph]; 2011
Dirac monopoles have been widely studied and searched, though never found. A way out of this impasse is the idea that monopoles are not seen freely because they are confined by their strong magnetic forces forming a monopole-antimonopole bound state called monopolium. Monopolium was shown to be produced abundantly and in some scenarios easier to detect than monopoles themselves. The Large Hadron Collider is reaching energies never achieved before allowing the search for exotic particles in the TeV mass range. We extend our previous analysis to the observability of monopolium at LHC in the gamma-gamma channel particularizing our quantitative discussion to monopolium masses that can be detected with integrated luminosites 1 fb^(-1).