FAMU - Fisica degli Atomi MUonici - Muonic Atom Physics
FAMU is an international collaboration involving 13 institutions and about 20 scientists.
The goal of the FAMU experiment is the measurement of the proton Zemach radius with the measurement of the hyperfine splitting of the muonic hydrogen ground state.
This measurement is motivated by the interest to deeply understand the electromagnetic structure of the proton; a new result can give a boost to resolve the present ambiguities about its structure. Moreover the FAMU experiment can be seen as a precision QED theory test.
The experimental apparatus consists in a cryogenic and pressurized gas target, filled with a gas mixture of hydrogen and a small concentration of a high Z gas.
The target is surrounded by X-ray detectors.
INFN Milano Bicocca
INFN Napoli - Università degli studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli
INFN – GSSI
INP, Polish Academy of Sciences
INRNE, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences