2014 WSU Abstract: Measuring Muon Lifetime

Which geometry is best for calculating muon lifetime?

Amanda Holbrook and Adrian Sandoval
After testing muon lifetime, we wondered if the stacked geometry we used to collect data was really the best way to calculate muon lifetime. We decided to test multiple geometries and determine which geometry worked best. We tested four different setups under similar conditions, and then compared the results. We got some interesting results and came up with a conclusion that is in no way definitive, but gives some general information.