Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cosmic Ray Neutron Monitor

Cosmic Ray Neutron Monitor:
Neutron Monitor

Neutron Detector Circuit

Cosmic Ray Neutron Monitor @ Hardware Hacking.
Using a neutron detector to measure cosmic rays may sound odd, but this has been a common way to measure the level of cosmic ray levels since 1948. This is because if the primary cosmic ray that starts a cascade has an energy over 500 MeV, some of its secondary by-products are neutrons that will reach ground where they can be detected.  These systems are commonly called a Neutron Monitor

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