Search for slow magnetic monopoles with the NOvA detector on the surface

  title={Search for slow magnetic monopoles with the NOvA detector on the surface},
  author={Mario A. Acero and P. Adamson and Leonidas Aliaga and Tyler Alion and V. Allakhverdian and Nikolai Anfimov and A. I. Antoshkin and E. Arrieta-Diaz and L. Asquith and Adam Aurisano and A. Back and C. Backhouse and Michael Baird and N. Balashov and Pierre Baldi and Bindu A. Bambah and S. Bashar and Kirk Bays and Simon J. Bending and Robert H. Bernstein and Vipin Bhatnagar and Bipul Bhuyan and Jianming Bian and J. Blair and Alexander Booth and Petr Bouř and R. Bowles and Carl Bromberg and Norman Buchanan and Anatoly Butkevich and Steven Calvez and Thomas Joseph Carroll and E. Catano-Mur and Sam Childress and B. C. Choudhary and Thomas E. Coan and M. Colo and Lauren Anita Corwin and L. Cremonesi and G. S. Davies and Paul F. Derwent and P. F. Ding and Z. Djurcic and Michael Dolce and Derek Doyle and David Duenas Tonguino and Pham Minh Dung and Edmond Craig Dukes and Hongyue Duyang and Sijith Edayath and Ralf Ehrlich and M. Elkins and Gary J. Feldman and Peter Filip and Will Flanagan and Jiř{\'i} Franc and M. J. Frank and H. R. Gallagher and R. P. Gandrajula and F. Gao and S Germani and Anjan Kumar Giri and Ricardo Avelino Gomes and M. C. Goodman and V. M. Grichine and Manfred Groh and Robert Craig Group and Bin Guo and Alec Habig and Frantisek Hakl and A. Hall and Jeff Hartnell and Robert Hatcher and Kenneth J. Heller and Jeremy Hewes and Alexander Himmel and A. Holin and J. Huang and James Edward Hylen and J. Jarosz and Filip Jedin{\'y} and C. A. Johnson and Matt R Judah and Igor D. Kakorin and D. Kalra and Daniel M. Kaplan and R. Keloth and O. L. Klimov and L. W. Koerner and Liudmila Kolupaeva and S. K. Kotelnikov and Ch. Kullenberg and M L Kubu and A. Kumar and Chatura Kuruppu and Vlastimil Kus and Teresa Lackey and Karol Lang and L. Li and S. K. Lin and Adam Robert Andover Lister and M. Lokaj{\'i}cek and Stanislav Luchuk and Steve Magill and W. A. Mann and Marvin L. Marshak and Marta Mart{\'i}nez-Casales and Viktor Matveev and Billy Woods Mayes and D. P. M{\'e}ndez and M. D. Messier and Henry O. A. Meyer and Ting Miao and William H. Miller and S. R. Mishra and Aaron Mislivec and R Mohanta and Adam Moren and Anna Morozova and Leon Mualem and Mathew Muether and Stuart Lee Mufson and K. Mulder and R. Murphy and James A. Musser and Donna Lynne Naples and N. Nayak and J. K. Nelson and Robert Nichol and E. Niner and Andrew Norman and Anne Norrick and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Nosek and Alexander Olshevskiy and T. Olson and Jonathan Paley and Ryan Benton Patterson and G. Pawloski and O. N. Petrova and Roberto Petti and Robert K. Plunkett and A. Rafique and V. Raj and Bryan Ramson and Brian J. Rebel and Paul Rojas and Vladimir A. Ryabov and Oleg B. Samoylov and M. C. Sanchez and Sebasti{\'a}n S{\'a}nchez Falero and Peter Shanahan and Andrey Sheshukov and P. P. Singh and V. P. Singh and E. Smith and Jan Smol{\'i}k and Pavel Snopok and Nickolas Solomey and E. Song and A. Sousa and Karel Soustruznik and Matthew Strait and Louise Suter and A. Sutton and S. K. Swain and C. Sweeney and B. Tapia Oregui and P. Tas and Ramesh Babu Thayyullathil and J. P. Thomas and Emrah Tiraş and Dmitrii Torbunov and Jyoti Tripathi and J. Trokan-Tenorio and Yaǧmur Torun and Jon Urheim and P. Vahle and Z. Vallari and Justin A. Vasel and P. Vokac and T. Vrba and Michael Wallbank and Zuyao Wang and Thomas K. Warburton and Matthew J. Wetstein and Denver Whittington and D. A. Wickremasinghe and Stanley G. Wojcicki and J. S. Wolcott and Y. Xiao and Abhilash Yallappa Dombara and Katsuya Yonehara and S. P.Yu Yu and Y P Yu and S. Zadorozhnyy and Jaroslav Z{\'a}le{\vs}{\'a}k and Y. Zhang and Robert Miles Zwaska},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We report a search for a magnetic monopole component of the cosmic-ray flux in a 95-day exposure of the NOvA experiment’s Far Detector, a 14 kt segmented liquid scintillator detector designed primarily to observe GeV-scale electron neutrinos. No events consistent with monopoles were observed, setting an upper limit on the flux of 2 × 10−14 cm−2 s−1 sr−1 at 90% C.L. for monopole speed 6 × 10−4 < β < 5 × 10−3 and mass greater than 5 × 108 GeV. Because of NOvA’s small overburden of 3 meters… 

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