Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1484-922X

Year of Publication

2022

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Document Type

Doctoral Dissertation

College

Arts and Sciences

Department/School/Program

Physics and Astronomy

First Advisor

Renee Fatemi

Abstract

In the search for physics beyond the Standard Model, the Muon g − 2 Experiment at Fermilab (E989) will make the most precise measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, aμ. Improvements in precision come from both increased statistics and new techniques to significantly reduce previous systematic uncertainties. The muon aμ is determined by extracting both the anomalous spin precession frequency, ωa, and the average magnetic field sampled by the muons, B. Traditionally an energy threshold analysis method which requires reconstruction of decay positrons from the muon decay, μ+ → e+νeνμ has been used to extract ωa. This thesis will describe a novel, energy-integrated analysis method for ωa extraction that does not require full reconstruction of positron hits and lowers the energy threshold therefore sampling more of the stored muons. This new technique has different sensitivities to effects like gain fluctuations and positron pulse pile-up. The analysis results will focus on data taken in 2019, the second year of running the experiment.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/etd.2022.235

Funding Information

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY-1504099, PHY-1812417, PHY-2110293 from 2015 to 2022.

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