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

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