Theoretical and experimental status of magnetic monopoles

@article{Milton2001TheoreticalAE,
  title={Theoretical and experimental status of magnetic monopoles},
  author={Kimball A. Milton},
  journal={Reports on Progress in Physics},
  year={2001},
  volume={69},
  pages={1637 - 1711}
}
  • K. Milton
  • Published 6 November 2001
  • Physics
  • Reports on Progress in Physics
The Tevatron has inspired new interest in the subject of magnetic monopoles. First there was the 1998 D0 limit on the virtual production of monopoles, based on the theory of Ginzburg and collaborators. In 2000 and 2004 results from an experiment (Fermilab E882) searching for real magnetically charged particles bound to elements from the CDF and D0 detectors were reported. The strongest direct experimental limits, from the CDF collaboration, have been reported in 2005. Less strong, but… 

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