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Towards observations of nuclearites in Mini-EUSO

Abdellaoui, G.; Abe, S.; Adams, Jr, J.H.; Allard, D.; Alonso, G.; Anchordoqui, L.; Anzalone, A.; Arnone, E.; Asano, K.; Attallah, R.; Attoui, H.; Ave Pernas, M.; Bagheri, M.; Baláz, J.; Bakiri, M.; Barghini, D.; Bartocci, S.; Battisti, M.; Bayer, J.; ... mehr


Mini-EUSO is a small orbital telescope with a field of view of 44° x 44°,observing the night-time Earth mostly in 320-420 nm band. Its time resolution spanning from microseconds (triggered) to milliseconds (untriggered) and more than 300×300 km of the ground covered, already allowed it to register thousands of meteors. Such detections make the telescope a suitable tool in the search for hypothetical heavy compact objects, which would leave trails of light in the atmosphere due to their high density and speed. The most prominent example are the nuclearites -- hypothetical lumps of strange quark matter that could be stabler and denser than the nuclear matter. In this paper, we show potential limits on the flux of nuclearites after collecting 42 hours of observations data.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000156100
Veröffentlicht am 02.03.2023
DOI: 10.22323/1.395.0503
Zitationen: 3
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Prozessdatenverarbeitung und Elektronik (IPE)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2022
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1824-8039
KITopen-ID: 1000156100
Erschienen in 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2021): 12–23 July 2021, Berlin, Germany – Online
Veranstaltung 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2021), Online, 12.07.2021 – 23.07.2021
Verlag Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 503
Serie Proceedings of Science (PoS) ; 395
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