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How many energy a muon will lose when it pass through metal?

  1. Sep 23, 2015 #1
    When a muon ( with energy around 1 GeV ) pass through a metal, such as Iron, which is about 1 mm in the z direction, how many energy the muon will lose ? Is there any formula to use?
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  3. Sep 23, 2015 #2


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    Do a Google search for "muon energy loss in iron" and you'll get a number of links to PDF files by the Particle Data Group (pdg.lbl.gov). They contain equations and tables for charged particles passing through matter, and specifically for muons in iron.
  4. Sep 24, 2015 #3

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    The equation you want is the Bethe-Block formula.
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