New measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment of the positive muon

R. M. Carey, W. Earle, E. Efstathiadis, M. F. Hare, E. S. Hazen, B. J. Hughes, F. Krienen, J. P. Miller, V. Monich, J. Ouyang, O. Rind, B. L. Roberts, L. R. Sulak, A. Trofimov, G. Varner, W. A. Worstell, E. Benedict, I. Logashenko, J. Benante, H. N. BrownG. Bunce, J. Cullen, G. T. Danby, J. Geller, H. Hseuh, J. W. Jackson, L. Jia, S. Kochis, R. Larsen, Y. Y. Lee, M. Mapes, W. Meng, W. M. Morse, C. Pai, C. Pearson, I. Polk, R. Prigl, S. Rankowitz, J. Sandberg, Y. K. Semertzidis, R. Shutt, L. Snydstrup, A. Soukas, A. Stillman, T. Tallerico, M. Tanaka, F. Toldo, D. von Lintig, D. Warburton, K. Woodle, A. Chertovskikh, V. P. Druzhinin, G. V. Fedotovich, D. N. Grigorev, V. B. Golubev, B. I. Khazin, A. Maksimov, Yu Merzliakov, N. Ryskulov, S. Serednyakov, Yu M. Shatunov, E. Solodov, Y. Orlov, D. Winn, A. Grossmann, J. Gerhaeuser, K. Jungmann, P. von Walter, G. Zu Putlitz, B. Bunker, W. Deninger, P. T. Debevec, D. W. Hertzog, T. D. Jones, C. Polly, S. Sedykh, D. Urner, U. Haeberlen, K. Endo, H. Hirabayashi, S. Kurokawa, A. Yamamoto, M. A. Green, P. Cushman, J. Kindem, L. Duong, S. Giron, R. Mc Nabb, D. Miller, C. Timmermans, D. Zimmerman, Y. Mizumachi, M. Iwasaki, H. E. Ahn, H. Deng, S. K. Dhawan, A. Disco, F. J.M. Farley, X. Fei, M. Grosse-Perdekamp, V. W. Hughes, D. Kawall, S. I. Redin, A. Steinmetz

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Abstract

The muon anomalous magnetic moment has been measured in a new experiment at Brookhaven. Polarized muons were stored in a superferric ring, and the angular frequency difference, ωabetween the spin precession and orbital frequencies was determined by measuring the time distribution of high-energy decay positrons. The ratio R of ωato the Larmor precession frequency of free protons, ωpin the storage-ring magnetic field was measured. We find R = 3.707220(48) × 10-3. With μμp= 3.18334547(47) this gives aμ+= 1165925(15) × 10-9(±13 ppm), in good agreement with the previous CERN measurements for μ+and μ-and of approximately the same precision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1632-1635
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume82
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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