Syphers, Michael J.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Physics
High precision experiments have become key in the search for physics beyond the Standard Model. One measurement that can be made in order to expand our knowledge of the Standard Model is the precise measurement of the magnetic dipole moment (MDM) of the muon. In order to perform this precise measurement of the MDM of muons, the storage of particles with a precisely known momentum in a highly uniform magnetic field is required.
This thesis is focused on how one may use a wedge of energy absorbing material and the optical parameters of an accelerator lattice to improve upon the amount of particles delivered into a storage ring. This thesis will rely on computer simulations to determine ideal optics parameters as well as to study how the beam parameters change as the beam traverses a lattice. As a case study, this thesis will look to the M4 and M5 lines in the Fermilab Muon g-2 experiment, where a wedge of energy absorbing material will be used to reduce the energy spread of a muon beam.
Amato, Nick, "Improved Momentum Spread for Precision Physics Experiments Using Wedges" (2019). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 6811.
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