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Stable massive particles at colliders

Fairbairn, M.; Kraan, A. C.; Milstead, D. A.; Sjöstrand, Torbjörn LU ; Skands, Peter LU and Sloan, T. (2007) In Physics Reports 438(1). p.1-63
Abstract
We review the theoretical motivations and experimental status of searches for stable massive particles (SMPs) which could be sufficiently long-lived as to be directly detected at collider experiments. The discovery of such particles would address a number of important questions in modern physics including the origin and composition of dark matter in the universe and the unification of the fundamental forces. This review describes the techniques used in SNIP-searches at collider experiments and the limits so far obtained on the production of SMPs which possess various colour, electric and magnetic charge quantum numbers. We also describe theoretical scenarios which predict SMPs along with the phenomenology needed to model their production... (More)
We review the theoretical motivations and experimental status of searches for stable massive particles (SMPs) which could be sufficiently long-lived as to be directly detected at collider experiments. The discovery of such particles would address a number of important questions in modern physics including the origin and composition of dark matter in the universe and the unification of the fundamental forces. This review describes the techniques used in SNIP-searches at collider experiments and the limits so far obtained on the production of SMPs which possess various colour, electric and magnetic charge quantum numbers. We also describe theoretical scenarios which predict SMPs along with the phenomenology needed to model their production at colliders and interactions with matter. In addition, the interplay between collider searches and open questions in cosmology such as dark matter composition is addressed. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (Less)
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extra, experimental results, review, colliders SMP, SUSY, monopole, dimensions
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Physics Reports
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438
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0370-1573
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10.1016/j.physrep.2006.10.002
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  author       = {Fairbairn, M. and Kraan, A. C. and Milstead, D. A. and Sjöstrand, Torbjörn and Skands, Peter and Sloan, T.},
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Physics Reports},
  title        = {Stable massive particles at colliders},
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  volume       = {438},
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