Syphers, Michael J.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Physics
Physics; Particles (Nuclear physics)
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.
Fiedler, Andrew J., "A study of particle beam spin dynamics for high precision experiments" (2017). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 661.
viii, 90 pages
Northern Illinois University
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