Monopole catalysis of proton decay

T. F. Walsh, P. Weisz, Tai Tsun Wu

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The Rubakov effect (monopole catalysis of proton decay at strong-interaction cross sections) is absent for SU(5) grand unified monopoles, because of the non-existence of a zero-energy fermion-monopole bound state in this theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-355
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 6 1984


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