A sensitive search for a muon electric dipole moment

Y. K. Semertzidis, H. Brown, G. T. Danby, J. W. Jackson, R. Larsen, D. M. Lazarus, W. Meng, W. M. Morse, C. S. Ozben, R. Prigl, R. M. Carey, J. P. Miller, O. Rind, B. L. Roberts, L. R. Sulak, V. Balakin, A. Bazhan, A. Dudnikov, B. I. Khazin, G. SylvestrovY. Orlov, K. Jungmann, P. T. Debevec, D. W. Hertzog, C. J.G. Onderwater, E. J. Stephenson, P. Cushman, I. Kronkvist, F. J.M. Farley

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Abstract

We are proposing a new method to carry out a dedicated search for a permanent electric dipole moment (EDM) of the muon with a sensitivity at a level of 10-24 e · cm in both statistics and systematics. This will make the sensitivity of the EDM experiment to non-standard physics better than the sensitivity of the present muon g-2 experiment, assuming the CP violating phase of the probed physics is of order one. The experimental design exploits the strong motional electric field sensed by relativistic particles in a magnetic storage ring.1,2 As a key feature, a novel technique has been invented in which the g-2 precession is compensated with a radial electric field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)690-693
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Volume16
Issue numberSUPPL. 1B
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

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    Semertzidis, Y. K., Brown, H., Danby, G. T., Jackson, J. W., Larsen, R., Lazarus, D. M., Meng, W., Morse, W. M., Ozben, C. S., Prigl, R., Carey, R. M., Miller, J. P., Rind, O., Roberts, B. L., Sulak, L. R., Balakin, V., Bazhan, A., Dudnikov, A., Khazin, B. I., ... Farley, F. J. M. (2001). A sensitive search for a muon electric dipole moment. International Journal of Modern Physics A, 16(SUPPL. 1B), 690-693. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0217751X01007819