Educational measurements of cosmic rays using small scintillation detectors

Aiola, Salvo (2012) Educational measurements of cosmic rays using small scintillation detectors. Il nuovo cimento C, 35 (5). pp. 223-232. ISSN 1826-9885

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An experimental set-up, based on a small plastic scintillator tile with an embedded wavelength shifter fibre and APD sensors has been used to perform educational cosmic rays measurements. Readout electronics has made advantage of Quarknet card timing capabilities. The time-over-threshold technique has been exploited as a simple method to extract information about the signal amplitude, in order to estimate the energy deposit in the detector. Coincidence measurements have been performed both in two-fold and three-fold configurations, unveiling the possibility to reconstruct the shower axis using the triangulation method.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science in school ; Laboratory experiments and apparatus ; Radiation detectors ; Cosmic rays
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2020 16:15
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2020 16:15

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