Publication Date

2017

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Syphers, Michael J.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Physics||Particles (Nuclear physics)

Abstract

In the search for physics beyond the Standard Model, high precision experiments to measure fundamental properties of particles are an important frontier. One group of such measurements involves magnetic dipole moment (MDM) values as well as searching for an electric dipole moment (EDM), both of which could provide insights about how particles interact with their environment at the quantum level and if there are undiscovered new particles. For these types of high precision experiments, minimizing statistical uncertainties in the measurements plays a critical role. This work leverages computer simulations to quantify the effects of statistical uncertainty for experiments investigating spin dynamics. In it, analysis of beam properties and lattice design effects on the polarization of the beam is performed. As a case study, the beam lines that will provide polarized muon beams to the Fermilab Muon g-2 experiment are analyzed to determine the effects of correlations between the phase space variables and the overall polarization of the muon beam.

Comments

Advisors: Michael J. Syphers.||Committee members: Michael Eads; Bela Erdelyi.||Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

viii, 90 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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