Muon g-2

You are looking at a silicon detector at the end of the inflector region of the Muon g-2 experiment. This region is the area in which a specialized magnet bends muons after they exit the Muon Delivery Ring (the former Antiproton Debuncher) and enter the Muon g-2 storage ring, which curves to the left in the picture.

One year ago, the 50-foot-wide Muon g-2 electromagnet arrived at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois after traveling 3,200 miles over land and sea from Long Island, New York. This week, the magnet took the final few steps of that journey, moving across the Fermilab site and into the new building that now houses it.

The Muon g-2 ring sits on a small patch of concrete cleared of snow by the Test Beam Facility. Once the MC-1 Building is complete, the ring will have a new indoor home. Fermilab Today periodically runs updates on the construction of the MC-1 Building.

On June 22, 2013, a 50-foot-wide electromagnet ring departed Brookhaven National Laboratory, located near Long Island, NY, to make a sea-and-land journey to Fermilab in Batavia, Ill. Check out the 36-picture photo gallery.

For the past month, a 50-foot-wide circular electromagnet has been on a fantastic journey between two U.S. Department of Energy national labs: Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. On Friday, July 26, that voyage is expected to conclude. Fermilab is planning a party to celebrate the ring’s safe arrival, and everyone’s invited.