7-9 April 2014
Royal Holloway, University of London
Europe/London timezone
Institute of Physics 2014 Joint High Energy Particle Physics and Astro Particle Physics Groups Annual Meeting

Magnetometry standard for the muon g−2 experiment

8 Apr 2014, 14:30
Room E (Windsor Building)

Room E

Windsor Building

contributed talk Flavour Physics and Beyond Parallel 1E


Dr Sam Henry (University of Oxford)


A key requirement of the g−2 experiment, aiming to measure the muon anomalous magnetic dipole moment to 0.14ppm, is to monitor the magnitude of the magnetic field around the storage ring to 0.07ppm. This will be done with several hundred proton NMR magnetometers. These must all be calibrated against a standard magnetometer, to account for the ~0.1ppm shifts of individual probes due to the magnetic properties of the materials. We are developing a 3He magnetometer to provide an independent check of the standard calibration probe used for the Brookhaven g−2 experiment, which was based on a spherical water sample.

Primary author

Dr Sam Henry (University of Oxford)

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