Advanced Study Course

Section C

Experiment 2.6 – Cosmic Radiation

In this experiment, Modern scintillation detectors and large-scale electronics are used to investigate several properties of cosmic radiation. The combination of measured values for energy and time allows for the determination and comparison of velocities of gamma rays and muons, their angular distribution as well as to evidence showers created by cosmic radiation. Another focus of this experiment is the operation of the electronics (measurement of time and energy, coincidence measurements). With a long-term run following the “Praktikumstag” the statistics of the “radiation from the sky” is investigated and a contribution to the long-term monitoring of the showers created by muons is delivered.