Results from the KGF proton decay experiment

Krishnaswamy, M. R. ; Menon, M. G. K. ; Mondal, N. K. ; Narasimham, V. S. ; Sreekantan, B. V. ; Hayashi, Y. ; Ito, N. ; Kawakami, S. ; Miyake, S. (1986) Results from the KGF proton decay experiment IL Nuovo Cimento C, 9 (2). pp. 167-181. ISSN 1124-1896

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The data from the KGF experiment at the depth of 2.3 km underground are used to search for GUT signals in the form of nucleon decay n - n- oscillation and monopoles. Four events are considered as candidates for nucleon decay, whereas one plausible event is recorded to correspond n - n- to oscillation. Using different methods the monopole flux is shown to be <10-14 cm-2 s-1 sr-1 for velocity range 10-3 c÷c. The angular distribution of cosmic-ray muons is used to derive an upper limit of 10-3 for the flux of prompt muons of energy up to a few hundred TeV in comparison to pions of same energy at production.

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