The MUSE experiment
Addressing the proton radius puzzle via elastic muon scattering
The George Washington University, Institute of Nuclear Studies, 725 21st St. NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA
Published online: 9 June 2014
The proton radius puzzle is the difference between the proton radius as measured with electron scattering and in the excitation spectrum of atomic hydrogen, and that measured with muonic hydrogen spectroscopy. The MUSE experiment seeks to resolve this puzzle by simultaneously measuring elastic electron and muon scattering on the proton, in both charge states, thereby providing new information to the puzzle. MUSE addresses issues of two-photon effects, lepton universality and, possibly, new physics, while providing simultaneous form factor, and therefore radius, measurements with both muons and electrons.
EJD is funded by NSF grant 1309130; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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