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Q & A: Detecting Cosmic Rays

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
How I can detecting the mu(mezon)from cosmic ray with simple detector with my thanks
- Kadum Abdulrahman (age 50)
Universikty of Tlemcen, Algeria
A:
Dear Kadum,

There are several ways this can be done, but most of them involve expensive equipment and high-voltage.

There is, however, a simple device that will show you the passage of cosmic rays. This is called a "cloud chamber". There is a wonderful description and directions for making a cloud chamber at the following web site:



Best of luck, Mats

(published on 10/22/2007)

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