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Title: Planning and Prototyping for a Storage Ring Measurement of the Proton Electric Dipole Moment

Electron and proton EDM's can be measured in "frozen spin" (with the beam polarization always parallel to the orbit, for example) storage rings. For electrons the "magic" kinetic energy at which the beam can be frozen is 14.5 MeV. For protons the magic kinetic energy is 230 MeV. The currently measured upper limit for the electron EDM is much smaller than the proton EDM upper limit, which is very poorly known. Nevertheless, because the storage ring will be an order of magnitude cheaper, a sensible plan is to first build an all-electric electron storage ring as a prototype. Such an electron ring was successfully built at Brookhaven, in 1954, as a prototype for their AGS ring. This leaves little uncertainty concerning the cost and performance of such a ring. (This is documentedin one of the Physical Review papers mentioned above.)
  1. Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States)
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Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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United States
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ETEAPOT; EDM measurement; beam polarization; resonant polarimetry