Improved measurement of the positive muon anomalous magnetic moment

The Muon (g-2) collaboration Brown, H.N. ; Bunce, G. ; Carey, R.M. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D62 (2000) 091101, 2000.
Inspire Record 533384 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.41731

A new measurement of the positive muon's anomalous magnetic moment has been made at the Brookhaven Alternating Gradient Synchrotron using the direct injection of polarized muons into the superferric storage ring. The angular frequency difference omega_{a} between the angular spin precession frequency omega_{s} and the angular orbital frequency omega_{c} is measured as well as the free proton NMR frequency omega_{p}. These determine R = omega_{a} / omega_{p} = 3.707~201(19) times 10^{-3}. With mu_{mu} / mu_{p} = 3.183~345~39(10) this gives a_{mu^+} = 11~659~191(59) times 10^{-10} (pm 5 ppm), in good agreement with the previous CERN and BNL measurements for mu^+ and mu^-, and with the standard model prediction.

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The anomalous g value is related to the gyromagnetic ratio by MOM(NAME=ANOMALOUS MAGNETIC) = (G-2)/2. The beam momentum spread is about 1 PCT.