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BASE: Measurement with unprecedented accuracy

The BASE collaboration

A parts per billion measurement of the antiproton magnetic moment

In a paper published today in Nature, the BASE collaboration at CERN reports the most precise measurement ever made of the magnetic moment of the antiproton, allowing a fundamental comparison between matter and antimatter.

The BASE measurement shows that the magnetic moments of the proton and antiproton are identical, apart from their opposite signs, within the experimental uncertainty of 1.5 parts per billion. The result outperforms their latest record, which was presented earlier this year, by a factor of 350. It is the first time physicists have carried out a measurement with higher precision on the antiproton than on the proton.

 

Links:

Press release CERN: "The BASE experiment breaks its own precision measurement record of antiproton’s magnetic moment"

Press release PTB: "Materie-Rätsel bleibt weiter spannend: Fundamentale Eigenschaft von Proton und Antiproton identisch"

BASE at CERN: "A parts per billion measurement of the antiproton magnetic moment"

BASE at LUH: "Quantum Logic Spectroscopy of (Anti-)Protons"