3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
US/Central timezone
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Maximizing Magnetic Field Uniformity in the 1.45-Tesla Muon g-2 Storage Ring

Aug 8, 2016, 6:30 PM
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Quark and Lepton Flavor Physics Poster Session


Brendan Kiburg (Fermilab)


The Muon $g-2$ experiment at Fermilab will measure the muon’s anomalous magnetic moment, $a_{\mu}$, to 140 parts-per-billion. Modern calculations for $a_{\mu}$ differ from the current experimental value by 3.6$\sigma$. Our effort will test this discrepancy by collecting 20 times more muons and implementing several upgrades to the well-established storage ring technique. The experiment stores $\approx 10^{4}$ muons at a time in a 7-meter-radius superconducting electromagnet with a highly uniform 1.45-Tesla magnetic field. In this poster I will summarize the magnetic field uniformity requirements needed to achieve our precision goals for the determination of $a_{\mu}$. The commissioning of the magnet and the nuclear magnetic resonance probes used to measure the magnetic field will be described. I will detail the procedure utilized to both measure and maximize the uniformity of the magnetic field, and report on the current status of the magnet.

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Brendan Kiburg (Fermilab)

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