Re: Detecting Muons (And Not Morons) :)


I would get three and fly them in the "L" - shaped arrangement that we have used for years with the Geiger counters in our program.  Then you will get horizontal and vertical coincidences and can easily locate the Pfotzer maximum.

On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 1:23:24 PM EST, 'L. Paul Verhage' nearsys@... [GPSL] wrote:


I recieved two of these a couple months ago for a test. They worked well on my ground tests and I'm planning to launch them on my next balloon flight. 

I have two so I can run them in coincidence mode. Only when a muon passes through both detectors, will it register as a detection. That will limit the BalloonSat to only detecting muons originating overhead.

On Dec 12, 2017 8:50 AM, "Michael mw@... [GPSL]" <GPSL-noreply@...> wrote:

Hello all,

Here is an article I ran across today, I am thinking this would be a
great project for HS kids here in Granbury to fly in our April balloon

Might be a nice project for GPSL 2018 as well!

http://electronics360. build-your-own-muon-detector? id=%2D526774784&uh=964fe1& email=mw%40omsrc%2Ecom&md= 171212&mh=59c2c3&Vol= Vol12Issue24&Pub=49&LinkId= 1901126&keyword=link% 5F1901126&et_rid=500375382&et_ mid=83581000&frmtrk= newsletter&cid=nl

--Michael K5NOT

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