Scientists find the deviation of the muon velocity under electromagnetic force in the Standard Model

In a revolutionary experiment, physicists recently found new evidence that a subatomic particle deviates from a behavior confirmed by one of the most reliable and reliable theories in science – the Standard Model of Particle Physics. The discovered difference between what the model predicts and freshly measured particle behavior suggests that the universe may contain previously undiscovered particles or forces that go beyond our current understanding. The discovery was made by a team of scientists from Illinois, who discovered through experimentation that a particle called a muon “nodded” faster than was believed under the influence of electromagnetic waves.

Muon g-2 experiment

Speaking at the seminar, the researchers announced the result of their Muon g-2 experiment. They found that from 2018, they measure a muon, a heavier and more unstable version of an electron. Similar to electrons, muons have a negative electrical charge and a quantum property known as spin, which, when placed in a magnetic field, causes muons to behave like wobbly peaks. The speed at which the muon vibrates is directly proportional to the strength of the applied magnetic field.

However, during their experiment, they noticed that muon sniffing was slightly faster than previously thought. Experts from Brookhaven’s National Laboratory in New York discovered the discrete speed in 2001, but the recent Fermilab Muon g-2 adds another, more significant proof, to the existing theory. In addition, the experimenters also found that the deviation in speed was an indication that unknown forces might be at play. The results of the study should be published in the journals Physical Review Letters, Physical Review A&B, Physical Review A and Physical Review D later this month.

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