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Author Katz, R. ♦ Parnell, D. R.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ BACKGROUND ♦ BUBBLE CHAMBERS ♦ DETECTION ♦ ELECTRIC FIELDS ♦ ELECTRONS ♦ HELIUM ♦ IONIZATION ♦ MAGNETIC MOMENTS ♦ NUCLEAR EMULSIONS ♦ NUCLEI ♦ ORBITS ♦ PARTICLE TRACKS
Abstract A magnetic monopole may be detected by its deflection in an electric field or by the character of the ionization it produces. The electric deflection experiment may be performed in a helium bubble chamber where helical (or spiral) tracks whose axes are parallel to the 0-lines would be certain evidence for the discovery of the monopole. Previous studies of the ionization have emphasized thnt the Bragg tail would be missing from a monopole track, as compared to a charged particle. This conclusion must be modified because of the thin-down of tracks of heavy nuclei. The tracks of heavy nuclei thicken and then thin down as they approach the end of their range. The tracks of monopoles are wedge-shaped, thinning down continuously as they approach the end of their range. Since the track width is due to knock-on electrons, or delta rays, any search for the monopole using this criterion must be conducted with electron-sensitive emulsions. (auth)
ISSN 0031899X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1959-10-01
Publisher Department Kansas State Univ., Manhattan
Journal Physical Review
Volume Number 116
Organization Kansas State Univ., Manhattan


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