The search for magnetic monopoles in the cosmic radiation remains one of the main aims of non-accelerator particle astrophysics. Experiments at high altitude allow lower mass thresholds with respect to detectors at sea level or underground. The SLIM experiment is a large array of nuclear track detectors at the Chacaltaya High Altitude Laboratory (5290 m a.s.l.). The results from the analysis of 171 mexposed for more than 3.5 y are here reported. The completion of the analysis of the whole detector will allow to set the lowest flux upper limit for Magnetic Monopoles in the mass range 105 - 1012 GeV. The experiment is also sensitive to SQM nuggets and Q-balls, which are possible Dark Matter candidates.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2005|
|Event||29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005 - Pune, India|
Duration: 3 Aug 2005 → 10 Aug 2005
|Conference||29th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2005|
|Period||3/08/05 → 10/08/05|