muon

An unstable subatomic particle of the same class as an electron (a lepton), but with a mass around 200 times greater. Muons make up much of the cosmic radiation reaching the Earth’s surface.

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Leptoquarks, the Higgs boson and the muon’s magnetism

A new study shows that a class of new unknown particles that could account for the muon’s magnetism, known as leptoquarks, could also affect the Higgs boson’s transformation into muons

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Physics
14 June, 2021

Aligning the ATLAS muon spectrometer

In new results, ATLAS physicists describe novel techniques used to accurately align the muon spectrometer

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Experiments
23 March, 2021
Experiments
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23 March, 2021

LS2 Report: 144 new muon detectors in CMS

CMS now has a new layer of detectors: 144 gas electron multiplier (GEM) chambers have been installed to detect the muons produced in the very forward region of CMS

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Experiments
29 September, 2020
Experiments
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29 September, 2020

LS2 Report: CMS set to glitter with installation of new GEMs

The CMS muon system is being upgraded to help track muons with ever-higher precision

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Experiments
17 September, 2019
Experiments
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17 September, 2019

CMS tightens its net around muons

During LS2, CMS will install 144 additional muon detector modules specially designed to detect particles produced in the very forward region

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Experiments
07 April, 2019
Experiments
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07 April, 2019

A “muoscope” with CMS technology

Researchers from the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider are developing a new application based on one of the experiment’s particle detectors

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Knowledge sharing
22 March, 2019
Knowledge sharing
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22 March, 2019

The Mu2e experiment: a rare opportunity

A new experiment at Fermilab will look for the neutrinoless transformation of a muon into an electron

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Physics
15 June, 2015

CMS and LHCb experiments reveal new rare particle decay

The CMS and LHCb experiments at the LHC have observed a very rare decay. An important milestone in the search for hints of new physics

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Experiments
12 May, 2015

A complete demonstrator of a muon-cooled Higgs factory

At 4pm on 14 April in the CERN auditorium, Carlo Rubbia will review the case for a muon-cooled Higgs factory. Watch the webcast

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Physics
13 April, 2015