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  • 1. Applications of Scintillation Counters in Cosmic Ray Detection Leila Jewell NSF REU program Advisor: Dr. Corbin Covault, Physicist: Katarzyna Oldak Case Western Reserve University, Dept. of Physics
  • 2. Overview
    • Introduction: Cosmic Rays
    • Background: Detector
    • Methods: Muon Telescope
    • Results
    • Conclusions
  • 3. Cosmic Rays
    • Charged particles, energies 10 12 - 10 19 eV
    • Extensive air shower
      • Cherenkov radiation
      • Secondary particles
    http://astro.uchicago.edu/cosmus/projects/aires/
  • 4. Cherenkov Radiation Detector Coincidence Unit Photomultiplier tube (PMT) with optical concentrator Scintillation counter, protected by a crab box
  • 5. Muon Telescope
    • Study muons in specific area
    • Set-up
    • 2 “hockey-puck” scintillation counters
    • Coincidence unit
  • 6. Detecting Muons?
  • 7. Testing the Panels
  • 8. Testing the Panels
  • 9. Conclusions
    • Accurate method for muon detection
    • Need new scintillator
  • 10. Questions? Thank you, Leila Jewell [email_address]

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