Texas Tech University QuarkNet Center
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on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 16:05
TTU supports teachers in the Texas panhandle.
The Texas Tech University CMS group sponsored their annual workshop the TTU Particle Physics Lab in Lubbock, Texas at the Reese Campus this year the week of June 29-July 2, 2021. This is the 4th year TTU has been a part of the national QuarkNet Program. The annual workshop included 3 teachers, 2 have been in the program for 4 years and one is his 3rd year.
- Engineering process to design holders and mobile devices to detector mobility.
- Muon velocities
- Muon logivity
- Engineering design and robotic processes, building a mobile device to transport to locations.
- Introduction study into Electrostatics - Coulomb's Law
- Elevation detection of muons
- Material to slow muon detection
Use of Quarknet equipment and resources
1. Address measurement uncertainties through setup and data collection from a 24 hour run.
Time of flight analysis from 24 hour run data. Using distance, estimate average speed of particles.
Using known rest half-life, estimate depth in earth at which muon signal should disappear.
“Our mission is to create opportunities for teachers and students to explore the nature of scientific research. Using cosmic ray muon detectors, participants design and perform experiments to analyze data employing the cosmic ray e-lab.”
a. Configure a cosmic ray detector appropriately for acquisition of data for calibration and analysis of measurements.