Time of Flight Studies

Dylan Beasley (Huron High School), Mary Zylinski (Utica Academy for International Studies)

Mike Niedballa (Michigan Collegiate High School)

Gil Paz (Wayne State University)


            This experiment is to find the panel layout that gives the most accurate time of flight of muons. We set up three different layouts of panels and veto panels, tested all at three different heights, and ran data collection to get similar hit counts for each height. Data shows too large of discrepancies for each set-up, thus none are viable to use. Most “accurate” in this case, however, is standard 2-panel set-up which had the smallest increase of velocity at 13%. Further improvements could be made with more time to collect more data and run more trials as well as obtain a program that can segment data.



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