"Since Dirac has shown that the concept of a magnetic monopole follows from the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics and that it imposes quantization of electric charge, one has reason for taking the magnetic monopole seriously. Such particles, if they exist, would also give symmetry to Maxwell's equations.
A comprehensive review of the literature is presented and all known properties of magnetic poles are discussed. Scattering of mono- poles by heavy nuclei is analyzed in detail and definite mathematical relations are established. All previous experimental work known is outlined and discussed. Definite criteria for identification of monopole tracks in a Wilson cloud chamber are determined. Data from a limited search with this apparatus is presented. No monopoles appeared in a body of photographs containing approximately 1600 tracks from cosmic radiation and natural radioactivity.
It is concluded that if monopoles exist, they are either very rare or they are in a form in which they cannot be easily detected"--Abstract.
Kassner, James L.
Lund, Louis H., 1919-1998
Pagano, Sylvester J., 1924-2006
Lee, Ralph E., 1921-2010
M.S. in Physics
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
vii, 78 pages
© 1961 Thomas E. Kemple, All rights reserved.
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Kemple, Thomas E., "The magnetic monopole" (1961). Masters Theses. 2765.