PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 414 - 41st International Conference on High Energy physics (ICHEP2022) - Beyond the Standard Model
The MoEDAL-MAPP Experiment at the LHC – The Continuation of the LHC’s 1st Dedicated Search Experiment
J. Pinfold
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Pre-published on: November 14, 2022
Published on: June 15, 2023
The MoEDAL experiment deployed at IP8 on the LHC ring was the first dedicated search experiment
to take data at the LHC in 2010. It was designed to search for Highly Ionizing Particle (HIP)
avatars of new physics such as magnetic monopoles, dyons, Q-balls, multiply charged particles,
massive slowly moving charged particles and long-lived massive charge SUSY particles. We shall
report on our search at LHC’s Run-2 for Magnetic monopoles and dyons produced in p-p and
photon-fusion. We will also provide our most recent result in this arena: the search for magnetic
monopoles via the Schwinger Mechanism in Pb-Pb collisions; and, the search for Highly Electrically
Charged Objects (HECOS). The MoEDAL detector will be reinstalled for LHC’s Run-3 to
continue the search for electrically and magnetically charged HIPs. As part of this effort we will
initiate the search for massive long-very lived SUSY particles as well as multiply charged particles
with charge less that ten times the electron charge. An upgrade to MoEDAL, the MoEDAL Apparatus
for Penetrating Particles (MAPP), approved by CERN’s Research Board is now the LHC’s
newest detector. The MAPP detector, positioned in UA83, expands the physics reach of MoEDAL
to include sensitivity to feebly-charged particles with charge, or effective charge, as low as 0.001e
(where e is the electron charge). Also, the MAPP detector in conjunction with MoEDAL’s
trapping detector gives us a unique sensitivity to extremely long-lived charged particles. MAPP
also has some sensitivity to long-lived neutral particles. Additionally, we will very briefly report
on the plans for the MAPP-2 upgrade to the MoEDAL-MAPP experiment for the High Luminosity
LHC (HL-LHC). We envisage that this detector will be deployed in the UGC1 gallery near to
IP8. This phase of the experiment is designed to maximize MoEDAL-MAPP’s sensitivity to very
long-lived neutral messengers of physics Beyond the Standard Model (BSM).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.414.0168
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