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NIM based muon Telescope – An Educational Experiment for Post Graduate Students
SNL Sirisha, Kajal Garg, Sonali Bhatnagar
Cosmic rays offer an outstanding educational platform involving a free source of high energy subatomic particles. In continuation of the preliminary studies [1] presented at 31st National Conference of Indian Association for Radiation Protection at BARC the paper demonstrates how the fundamental properties of cosmic rays can be measured as well as exposes the post graduate (PG) students to particle detection techniques, advanced nuclear electronics and data analysis. A review on several possible studies using plastic scintillator such as time characteristics of PMT which includes rise time, fall time, amplitude dependence on high voltage, jitter and walk effects of PMT pulse, coincidence, horizontal and vertical separation between detectors, dependence of cosmic ray flux with respect to temperature, pressure, humidity will be discussed.