PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 350 - 7th Annual Conference on Large Hadron Collider Physics (LHCP2019) - Posters
MoEDAL - Expanding the LHC's Discovery Frontier
M. Staelens* on behalf of the MoEDAL Collaboration
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: September 01, 2019
Published on: December 04, 2019
Abstract
MoEDAL (Monopole and Exotics Detector at the LHC) is the 7th experiment, specifically dedicated to investigating beyond the Standard Model scenarios by searching for highly ionizing particles, such as magnetic monopoles or massive pseudo-stable charged particles and multiply electrically charged particles as messengers of new physics. Sharing the same interaction point as the LHCb experiment, MoEDAL is complementary to the larger ATLAS and CMS experiments, thereby expanding the discovery reach of the LHC. This largely passive detector is comprised of the following subdetectors: A large array of Nuclear Track Detector (NTD) stacks, a magnetic trapping detector (designed to trap both electrically and magnetically charged highly ionizing particles), and a TimePix chip array that monitors particle backgrounds. The MoEDAL Apparatus for Penetrating Particles (MAPP), a new MoEDAL subdetector, is currently being designed and constructed, while the prototype deployed in 2017 is currently being analyzed. The aim of MAPP is to enable MoEDAL to search for fractionally charged particles as well as new long-lived neutrals. The goal of this poster presentation was to summarize the growing physics program of
MoEDAL including MAPP’s search for new fractionally charged particles, introduce the detectors and methodology, as well as present MoEDAL’s latest results on magnetic monopole production at the LHC.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.350.0031
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