A Measurement of the Muon Magnetic Moment Using Cosmic Rays

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2001-11-03
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Ely, David Richard
Kroening, Daniel Atkinson
Yuly, Mark
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The muon magnetic moment is being measured via the decay of polarized cosmic-ray muons in a 44 G magnetic field. One, thick, 102.0 x 20.6 x 5.4 cm plastic scintillator detector was placed between two, 101.5 x 20.6 x 1.6 cm detectors in the uniform magnetic field produced by a solenoid. A veto-scintillator eliminated events from regions of non-uniform magnetic field. The time difference between when the muon stopped in the center detector and the detection of the decay positron was recorded for several thousand events. The decay positron is emitted along the direction of the precessing muon spin axis.
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Rochester Academy of Science, 28th Annual Paper Session, Nazareth College, Rochester NY. November 3, 2001.
Rochester Academy of Science, 28th Annual Paper Session, Nazareth College, Rochester NY. November 3, 2001.-
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