Cerenkov detectors for cosmic rays

Fanzini, C. and Bomben, L. and Ronchetti, F. and Selmi, A. (2022) Cerenkov detectors for cosmic rays. Il nuovo cimento C, 45 (6). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1826-9885

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Cosmic rays are generated by the most powerful existing particle accelerator: the Universe. Cosmic rays reaching the ground are mainly muons, that can be detected with the Cerenkov effect. This article describes two muon detectors ˇ built using simple materials: a thermos and an aquarium filled with water and read out by photomultiplier tubes. The readout electronics provides the pulse height of the generated Cerenkov light and the time of arrival of the particle. The detector ˇ is easy to transport and use with a laptop PC and represents an advanced and relatively low cost didactic tool, without requiring any complex setup or dedicated radiation sources.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2022 11:03
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2022 11:03
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/22111

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