Publication Date

2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Eads, Michael

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Muons||Particles (Nuclear physics)||Nuclear energy

Abstract

The New Muon g-2 experiment (E989) at Fermilab will measure the muon anomalous magnetic moment, amu. E989 aims to measure amu to a precision of 0.14 parts-per-million, a factor of four improvement over the previous experimental measurement. The muon storage ring magnet was previously used in experiment E821 at Brookhaven National Laboratory. It was moved to Fermilab in order to attempt to improve the value of amu by utilizing Fermilab's higher energy proton source, the Main Injector. The storage region is filled with a highly precise magnetic field created by the superconducting coils surrounded by steel yokes. The muons are injected into the ring and kicked into a circular orbit and then decay into positrons and neutrinos. The positrons contain the same spin information as the parent muon and precess about the magnetic field. The tracking detector and calorimeter systems combine to measure the spin precession frequency oa and the magnetic field team will measure the average magnetic field felt by the muons. This paper will focus on the slow control system and environmental parameter monitoring of the MC-1 experimental hall, with initial focus on the temperature. This paper will also target the assembly and testing of the straw leak testing apparatus.

Comments

Advisors: Michael Eads.||Committee members: Yasuo Ito; Stephen Martin.||Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

vii, 43 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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