Preprint / Condensed Matter E142001101 JINRE142001101

Measurement of the Magnetic Moment of the Negative Muon Bound in Different Atoms

Mamedov, T N ; Herlach, D ; Gritsaj, K I ; Kormann, O ; Major, J V ; Stoikov, A V ; Zimmermann, U

Pages: 13 p
Year: 2001

Abstract: Theoretical calculations show that the magnetic moment of the electron and the negative muon in a bound state in an atom should be different from the magnetic moment of the free particle due to their relativistic motion. There are also additional radiative corrections to the magnetic moment of a bound electron (muon) due to the presence of the strong Coulomb field of the atomic nucleus. The results of the measurements of the magnetic moment of the negative muon in carbon, oxygen, magnesium, silicon, sulfur, and zinc are presented. The accuracy of the measurements makes it possible to prove the dependence of the relativistic correction to the magnetic moment of a bound muon on Z of the atom.

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