2014 WSU Abstract: Do All Muons Enter the Detectors Vertically?

Muon Flux v. Horizontal Surface Area

Jekoven Tinsley, Isabel Ivanescu

In order to determine whether all muons travel, and thus enter the detector, vertically, we conducted an experiment in which the angle of the panels was varied, so as to change the horizontal surface area. Based on the changes in average flux, we concluded to some muons are deflected to, or created in, non-vertical paths.

Link to online poster.