${{\boldsymbol \mu}}$ MAGNETIC MOMENT ANOMALY

The parity-violating decay of muons in a storage ring is observed. The difference frequency $\omega _{\mathit a}$ between the muon spin precision and the orbital angular frequency (${{\mathit e}}/{\mathit m}_{{{\mathit \mu}}}\mathit c)\langle{}\mathit B\rangle{}$ is measured, as is the free proton NMR frequency $\omega _{{{\mathit p}}}$, thus determining the ratio $\mathit R=\omega _{\mathit a}/\omega _{{{\mathit p}}}$. Given the magnetic moment ratio $\lambda =\mu _{{{\mathit \mu}}}/\mu _{{{\mathit p}}}$ (from hyperfine structure in muonium), ($\mathit g−$2)/2 = $\mathit R/(\lambda −\mathit R$).

${{\boldsymbol \mu}_{{\mu}}}/({{\boldsymbol e}}\hbar{}/2{{\boldsymbol m}_{{\mu}}})−$1 = (${{\boldsymbol g}_{{\mu}}}−$2)/2 INSPIRE search

VALUE ($ 10^{-10} $) DOCUMENT ID TECN CHG  COMMENT
$11659208.9$ $\pm5.4$ $\pm3.3$ 1
BENNETT
2006
MUG2 Average ${{\mathit \mu}^{+}}$ and ${{\mathit \mu}^{-}}$
• • • We do not use the following data for averages, fits, limits, etc. • • •
$11659208$ $\pm6$
BENNETT
2004
MUG2 Average ${{\mathit \mu}^{+}}$ and ${{\mathit \mu}^{-}}$
$11659214$ $\pm8$ $\pm3$
BENNETT
2004
MUG2 - Storage ring
$11659203$ $\pm6$ $\pm5$
BENNETT
2004
MUG2 + Storage ring
$11659204$ $\pm7$ $\pm5$
BENNETT
2002
MUG2 + Storage ring
$11659202$ $\pm14$ $\pm6$
BROWN
2001
MUG2 + Storage ring
$11659191$ $\pm59$
BROWN
2000
MUG2 +
$11659100$ $\pm110$ 2
BAILEY
1979
CNTR + Storage ring
$11659360$ $\pm120$ 2
BAILEY
1979
CNTR - Storage ring
$11659230$ $\pm85$ 2
BAILEY
1979
CNTR +- Storage ring
$11620000$ $\pm5000$
CHARPAK
1962
CNTR +
1  BENNETT 2006 reports (${{\mathit g}_{{\mu}}}−$2)/2 = ($11659208.0$ $\pm5.4$ $\pm3.3$) $ \times 10^{-10}$. We rescaled this value using ${{\mathit \mu}}/{{\mathit p}}$ magnetic moment ratio of 3.183345137(85) from MOHR 2008 .
2  BAILEY 1979 values recalculated by HUGHES 1999 using the COHEN 1987 ${{\mathit \mu}}/{{\mathit p}}$ magnetic moment. The improved MOHR 1999 value does not change the result.
  References:
BENNETT 2006
PR D73 072003 Final Report of the E821 Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment Measurement at BNL
BENNETT 2004
PRL 92 161802 Measurement of the Negative Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment to 0.7 ppm
BENNETT 2002
PRL 89 101804 Measurement of the Positive Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment to 0.7 ppm
BROWN 2001
PRL 86 2227 Precise Measurement of the Positive Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment
BROWN 2000
PR D62 091101 Improved Measurement of the Positive Muon Anomalous Magnetic Moment
BAILEY 1979
NP B150 1 Final Report on the CERN Muon Storage Ring Including the Anomalous Magnetic Moment and the Electric Dipole Moment of the Muon, and a Direct Test of Relativistic Time Dilation
CHARPAK 1962
PL 1 16 A New Measurement of the Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon