2021 Impact factor 4.991
Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 13, 453-458
DOI 10.1007/s100520000142

Nuclearite search with the MACRO detector at Gran Sasso

The MACRO Collaboration

M. Ambrosio$^{\rm 12}$ - et al.

12 Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Università di Napoli and INFN, 80125 Napoli, Italy

Received: 4 May 1999 / Published online: 25 February 2000 - © Springer-Verlag 2000

In this paper we present the results of a search for nuclearites in the penetrating cosmic radiation using the scintillator and track-etch subdetectors of the MACRO apparatus. The analyses cover the $ \beta =v/c$ range at the detector depth (3700 $\,{\mathrm {hg/cm^2}}$) $10^{-5} < \beta < 1$; for $\beta = 2 \times 10^{-3}$ the flux limit is $ 2.7\times 10^{-16} \hbox{$\,{\mathrm {cm^{-2}s^{-1}sr^{-1}}}$ }$for an isotropic flux of nuclearites, and twice this value for a flux of downgoing nuclearites.

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