Monopolium production from photon fusion at the Large Hadron Collider
Magnetic monopoles have attracted the attention of physicists since the founding of the electromagnetic theory. Their search has been a constant endeavor which was intensified when Dirac established the relation between the existence of monopoles and charge quantization. However, these searches have been unsuccessful. We have recently proposed that monopolium, a monopole-antimonopole bound state, so strongly bound that it has a relatively small mass, could be easier to find and become an indirect but clear signature for the existence of magnetic monopoles. In here we extend our previous analysis for its production to two photon fusion at LHC energies.
Epele, Luis N. Fanchiotti, Huner García Canal, Carlos A. Vento Torres, Vicente 2009 Monopolium production from photon fusion at the Large Hadron Collider European Physical Journal C 62 3 587 592