The Cosmic Ray Muon Detector project update

The research group I’m mainly involved with spent the first few days setting up and plateauing two QuarkNet cosmic ray muon detectors.  I am setting up and plateauing a third, which has been assigned to me to use with my classes at Ottawa High School.

The CRMD research team is working toward taking useful data with the CRMDs on any of a variety of topics such as directionality of cosmic ray muons, or effect of altitude and/or shielding (using Malott hall as the shield).  They are looking toward extending the research done by last summer’s CRMD research team on muon-triggered radio analysis of cosmic ray showers.

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