July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

Design, construction and characterization of a three channel of cosmic ray detector

Jul 31, 2017, 6:45 PM
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Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Poster Particle Detectors Poster Session and Reception


Mr Oscar Eduardo Moreno Palacios (Universidad de Guanajuato)


Cosmic rays are particles generated by astrophysical sources, which currently are studied for their physical properties. Cosmic rays research can be used to improve technology, for instance, spectroscopy for material identification. A three-channel detector was built using three photo-multipliers, two scintillation plastic and several common materials, water, air, oil, aluminum, and others, to scan. They were allocated in vertical position, where material to scan channel is between scintillation plastics channels in order to validate the signal and study the interaction of cosmic rays with the different materials. Details of characterization, operation and some preliminary physical results are reported.

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Mr Oscar Eduardo Moreno Palacios (Universidad de Guanajuato)


Mr Everardo Granados Vazquez (Universidad de Guanajuato) Dr Julián Félix Valdez (Universidad de Guanajuato) Ms Luis Jorge Arceo Miquel (Universidad de Guanajuato)

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