Search for neutral Q-balls in Super-Kamiokande II

Y. Takenaga, K. Abe, Y. Hayato, T. Iida, K. Ishihara, J. Kameda, Yusuke Koshio, A. Minamino, C. Mitsuda, M. Miura, S. Moriyama, M. Nakahata, Y. Obayashi, H. Ogawa, M. Shiozawa, Y. Suzuki, A. Takeda, Y. Takeuchi, K. Ueshima, H. Watanabe & 115 others S. Yamada, I. Higuchi, C. Ishihara, M. Ishitsuka, T. Kajita, K. Kaneyuki, G. Mitsuka, S. Nakayama, H. Nishino, K. Okumura, C. Saji, Y. Totsuka, S. Clark, S. Desai, F. Dufour, A. Herfurth, E. Kearns, S. Likhoded, M. Litos, J. L. Raaf, J. L. Stone, L. R. Sulak, W. Wang, M. Goldhaber, D. Casper, J. P. Cravens, J. Dunmore, J. Griskevich, W. R. Kropp, D. W. Liu, S. Mine, C. Regis, M. B. Smy, H. W. Sobel, M. R. Vagins, K. S. Ganezer, J. E. Hill, W. E. Keig, J. S. Jang, J. Y. Kim, I. T. Lim, K. Scholberg, N. Tanimoto, C. W. Walter, R. Wendell, R. W. Ellsworth, S. Tasaka, E. Guillian, J. G. Learned, S. Matsuno, M. D. Messier, A. K. Ichikawa, T. Ishida, T. Ishii, T. Iwashita, T. Kobayashi, T. Nakadaira, K. Nakamura, K. Nishikawa, K. Nitta, Y. Oyama, A. T. Suzuki, M. Hasegawa, H. Maesaka, T. Nakaya, T. Sasaki, H. Sato, S. Yamamoto, M. Yokoyama, T. J. Haines, S. Dazeley, S. Hatakeyama, R. Svoboda, G. W. Sullivan, R. Gran, A. Habig, Y. Fukuda, T. Sato, Y. Itow, T. Koike, C. K. Jung, T. Kato, K. Kobayashi, C. McGrew, A. Sarrat, R. Terri, C. Yanagisawa, N. Tamura, Makoto Sakuda, M. Sugihara, Y. Kuno, M. Yoshida, S. B. Kim, B. S. Yang, T. Ishizuka, H. Okazawa, Y. Choi, H. K. Seo, Y. Gando, T. Hasegawa, K. Inoue, H. Ishii, K. Nishijima, Hirokazu Ishino, Y. Watanabe, M. Koshiba, S. Chen, Z. Deng, Y. Liu, D. Kielczewska, H. G. Berns, K. K. Shiraishi, E. Thrane, K. Washburn, R. J. Wilkes

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Abstract

A search for Q-balls has been carried out in Super-Kamiokande II with 541.7 days of live time. A neutral Q-ball passing through the detector can interact with nuclei to produce pions, generating a signal of successive contained pion events along a track. No candidate for successive contained event groups has been found in Super-Kamiokande II, so we obtain upper limits on the flux of such Q-balls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-22
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume647
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 29 2007

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Search for neutral Q-balls in Super-Kamiokande II. / Takenaga, Y.; Abe, K.; Hayato, Y.; Iida, T.; Ishihara, K.; Kameda, J.; Koshio, Yusuke; Minamino, A.; Mitsuda, C.; Miura, M.; Moriyama, S.; Nakahata, M.; Obayashi, Y.; Ogawa, H.; Shiozawa, M.; Suzuki, Y.; Takeda, A.; Takeuchi, Y.; Ueshima, K.; Watanabe, H.; Yamada, S.; Higuchi, I.; Ishihara, C.; Ishitsuka, M.; Kajita, T.; Kaneyuki, K.; Mitsuka, G.; Nakayama, S.; Nishino, H.; Okumura, K.; Saji, C.; Totsuka, Y.; Clark, S.; Desai, S.; Dufour, F.; Herfurth, A.; Kearns, E.; Likhoded, S.; Litos, M.; Raaf, J. L.; Stone, J. L.; Sulak, L. R.; Wang, W.; Goldhaber, M.; Casper, D.; Cravens, J. P.; Dunmore, J.; Griskevich, J.; Kropp, W. R.; Liu, D. W.; Mine, S.; Regis, C.; Smy, M. B.; Sobel, H. W.; Vagins, M. R.; Ganezer, K. S.; Hill, J. E.; Keig, W. E.; Jang, J. S.; Kim, J. Y.; Lim, I. T.; Scholberg, K.; Tanimoto, N.; Walter, C. W.; Wendell, R.; Ellsworth, R. W.; Tasaka, S.; Guillian, E.; Learned, J. G.; Matsuno, S.; Messier, M. D.; Ichikawa, A. K.; Ishida, T.; Ishii, T.; Iwashita, T.; Kobayashi, T.; Nakadaira, T.; Nakamura, K.; Nishikawa, K.; Nitta, K.; Oyama, Y.; Suzuki, A. T.; Hasegawa, M.; Maesaka, H.; Nakaya, T.; Sasaki, T.; Sato, H.; Yamamoto, S.; Yokoyama, M.; Haines, T. J.; Dazeley, S.; Hatakeyama, S.; Svoboda, R.; Sullivan, G. W.; Gran, R.; Habig, A.; Fukuda, Y.; Sato, T.; Itow, Y.; Koike, T.; Jung, C. K.; Kato, T.; Kobayashi, K.; McGrew, C.; Sarrat, A.; Terri, R.; Yanagisawa, C.; Tamura, N.; Sakuda, Makoto; Sugihara, M.; Kuno, Y.; Yoshida, M.; Kim, S. B.; Yang, B. S.; Ishizuka, T.; Okazawa, H.; Choi, Y.; Seo, H. K.; Gando, Y.; Hasegawa, T.; Inoue, K.; Ishii, H.; Nishijima, K.; Ishino, Hirokazu; Watanabe, Y.; Koshiba, M.; Chen, S.; Deng, Z.; Liu, Y.; Kielczewska, D.; Berns, H. G.; Shiraishi, K. K.; Thrane, E.; Washburn, K.; Wilkes, R. J.

In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 647, No. 1, 29.03.2007, p. 18-22.

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Takenaga, Y, Abe, K, Hayato, Y, Iida, T, Ishihara, K, Kameda, J, Koshio, Y, Minamino, A, Mitsuda, C, Miura, M, Moriyama, S, Nakahata, M, Obayashi, Y, Ogawa, H, Shiozawa, M, Suzuki, Y, Takeda, A, Takeuchi, Y, Ueshima, K, Watanabe, H, Yamada, S, Higuchi, I, Ishihara, C, Ishitsuka, M, Kajita, T, Kaneyuki, K, Mitsuka, G, Nakayama, S, Nishino, H, Okumura, K, Saji, C, Totsuka, Y, Clark, S, Desai, S, Dufour, F, Herfurth, A, Kearns, E, Likhoded, S, Litos, M, Raaf, JL, Stone, JL, Sulak, LR, Wang, W, Goldhaber, M, Casper, D, Cravens, JP, Dunmore, J, Griskevich, J, Kropp, WR, Liu, DW, Mine, S, Regis, C, Smy, MB, Sobel, HW, Vagins, MR, Ganezer, KS, Hill, JE, Keig, WE, Jang, JS, Kim, JY, Lim, IT, Scholberg, K, Tanimoto, N, Walter, CW, Wendell, R, Ellsworth, RW, Tasaka, S, Guillian, E, Learned, JG, Matsuno, S, Messier, MD, Ichikawa, AK, Ishida, T, Ishii, T, Iwashita, T, Kobayashi, T, Nakadaira, T, Nakamura, K, Nishikawa, K, Nitta, K, Oyama, Y, Suzuki, AT, Hasegawa, M, Maesaka, H, Nakaya, T, Sasaki, T, Sato, H, Yamamoto, S, Yokoyama, M, Haines, TJ, Dazeley, S, Hatakeyama, S, Svoboda, R, Sullivan, GW, Gran, R, Habig, A, Fukuda, Y, Sato, T, Itow, Y, Koike, T, Jung, CK, Kato, T, Kobayashi, K, McGrew, C, Sarrat, A, Terri, R, Yanagisawa, C, Tamura, N, Sakuda, M, Sugihara, M, Kuno, Y, Yoshida, M, Kim, SB, Yang, BS, Ishizuka, T, Okazawa, H, Choi, Y, Seo, HK, Gando, Y, Hasegawa, T, Inoue, K, Ishii, H, Nishijima, K, Ishino, H, Watanabe, Y, Koshiba, M, Chen, S, Deng, Z, Liu, Y, Kielczewska, D, Berns, HG, Shiraishi, KK, Thrane, E, Washburn, K & Wilkes, RJ 2007, 'Search for neutral Q-balls in Super-Kamiokande II', Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, vol. 647, no. 1, pp. 18-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2007.01.047
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