Is monopole catalyzed nucleon decay detectable?

Alfred S. Goldhaber, S. Nussinov, L. Stodolsky

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Abstract

We point out that bound states of magnetic monopoles and nuclei could strongly enhance catalyzed nucleon decay, and compensate even for very large {O(1015)} suppressions of the intrinsic Callan-Rubakov cross sections. A scenario which avoids the neutron star bounds and which may lead to observable catalyzed nucleon decays is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)955-960
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Volume296
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Jan 1988

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