BASE – The Baryon Antibaryon Symmetry Experiment

@article{Smorra2015BASET,
  title={BASE – The Baryon Antibaryon Symmetry Experiment},
  author={Christian Smorra and Klaus Blaum and Lajos Bojt{\'a}r and M. Borchert and K. A. Franke and Takashi Higuchi and Nathan Leefer and H. Nagahama and Yasuyuki Matsuda and Andreas H. Mooser and Malte Niemann and Christian Ospelkaus and Wolfgang Quint and G. Schneider and Stefan Sellner and T. Tanaka and S. Van Gorp and Jochen Walz and Yasunori Yamazaki and Stefan Ulmer},
  journal={The European Physical Journal Special Topics},
  year={2015},
  volume={224},
  pages={3055-3108}
}
The Baryon Antibaryon Symmetry Experiment (BASE) aims at performing a stringent test of the combined charge parity and time reversal (CPT) symmetry by comparing the magnetic moments of the proton and the antiproton with high precision. Using single particles in a Penning trap, the proton/antiproton g-factors, i.e. the magnetic moment in units of the nuclear magneton, are determined by measuring the respective ratio of the spin-precession frequency to the cyclotron frequency. The spin precession… 
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