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Muons ? (Discussion)

  1. Jan 5, 2012 #1
    I recently saw on an episode of NOVA yesterday, a machine made to detect muons ... I haven't heard of them before this. What it was used for was too see inside a volcano, Successful ? ... Yes. How did it work I have no idea. What exactly is this and does anyone else know of any other projects that have used this particle?
     
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  3. Jan 5, 2012 #2

    phinds

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    Muon detection from the upper atmosphere has been used to validate time dilation. You can look it up on the internet or do a forum search here.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2012 #3

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    Do you have a name for this experiment or machine?
     
  5. Jan 5, 2012 #4
    Ehhh ... tried that already, didn't get any real answers...

    The machine detected the muon through a detector and projected it onto a computer in a 3D graphic image.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/deadliest-volcanoes.html

    How do you think the sciencetist able to look inside a volcano just by using a muon detector ?


     
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