Carlo Bemporad

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In this paper we present the results of a search for nuclearites in the penetrating cosmic radiation using the scintillator and track-etch subdetectors of the MACRO apparatus. The analyses cover the β = v/c range at the detector depth (3700 hg/cm 2) 10 −5 < β < 1; for β = 2 × 10 −3 the flux limit is 2.7 × 10 −16 cm −2 s −1 sr −1 for an isotropic flux of(More)
The analysis of a combined data set, totaling 3.6 × 10(14) stopped muons on target, in the search for the lepton flavor violating decay μ(+) → e(+)γ is presented. The data collected by the MEG experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institut show no excess of events compared to background expectations and yield a new upper limit on the branching ratio of this decay(More)
We present the final results obtained by the MACRO experiment in the search for GUT magnetic monopoles in the penetrating cosmic radiation, for the range 4×10 −5 < β < 1. Several searches with all the MACRO sub-detectors (i.e. scintillation counters, limited streamer tubes and nuclear track detectors) were performed, both in stand alone and combined ways.(More)
fications system is not functioning and we therefore cannot separate muons from strongly interacting particles. However, outside the peak the data are consistent with our previously measured p.-pair cross section. Since a large wg or EE branching ratio would be unexpected for a resonance this massive, the two-body enhancement observed is probably but not(More)
We present a new result based on an analysis of the data collected by the MEG detector at the Paul Scherrer Institut in 2009 and 2010, in search of the lepton-flavor-violating decay μ(+)e(+)γ. The likelihood analysis of the combined data sample, which corresponds to a total of 1.8×10(14) muon decays, gives a 90% C.L. upper limit of 2.4×10(-12) on the(More)
The cosmic ray primary composition in the energy range between 10 15 and 10 16 eV, i.e., around the " knee " of the primary spectrum, has been studied through the combined measurements of the EAS-TOP air shower array (2005 m a.s.l., 10 5 m 2 collecting area) and the MACRO underground detector (963 m a.s.l., 3100 m w.e. of minimum rock overburden, 920 m 2(More)
In this 2001 status report of the MACRO experiment, results are presented on atmospheric neutrinos and neutrino oscillations, high energy neutrino astronomy, searches for WIMPs, search for low energy stellar gravitational collapse neutrinos, stringent upper limits on GUT magnetic monopoles, nuclearites and lightly ionizing particles, high energy downgoing(More)
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