The Brookhaven muon (g - 2) storage ring high voltage quadrupoles

Yannis K. Semertzidis*, Gerald Bennett, Efstratios Efstathiadis, Frank Krienen, Richard Larsen, Y. Y. Lee, William M. Morse, Yuri Orlov, Cenap S. Ozben, B. Lee Roberts, Louis P. Snydstrup, David S. Warburton

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The design, construction, and operation of the electrostatic quadrupoles used in the muon (g - 2) experiment E821 of BNL are described in detail. A new lead design allowed the construction of a very reliable system which could operate for hundreds of thousands pulses with no sparking. The new design also made possible the elimination of systematic errors associated with the E, B fields generated by the low energy trapped electrons present in Penning traps under medium vacuum conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)458-484
Number of pages27
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Detection of axial frequency of trapped electrons
  • Electrostatic quadrupoles
  • Muon (g - 2)
  • Storage rings


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