Probing a single isolated electron: New measurements of the electron magnetic moment and the fine structure constant

Gerald Gabrielse*

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Abstract

For these measurements one electron is suspended for months at a time within a cylindrical Penning trap [1], a device that was invented long ago just for this purpose. The cylindrical Penning trap provides an electrostatic quadrupole potential for trapping and detecting a single electron [2]. At the same time, it provides a right, circular microwave cavity that controls the radiation field and density of states for the electron's cyclotron motion [3].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Spin
Subtitle of host publicationPoincare Seminar 2007
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages105-145
Number of pages41
ISBN (Print)9783764387983
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Event11th Poincare Seminar 2007: The Spin - Paris, France
Duration: Dec 8 2007Dec 8 2007

Publication series

NameThe Spin: Poincare Seminar 2007
Volume55

Other

Other11th Poincare Seminar 2007: The Spin
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period12/8/0712/8/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Gabrielse, G. (2009). Probing a single isolated electron: New measurements of the electron magnetic moment and the fine structure constant. In The Spin: Poincare Seminar 2007 (pp. 105-145). (The Spin: Poincare Seminar 2007; Vol. 55). Kluwer Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7643-8799-0-4