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ERIC Number: EJ1209432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Particle Camera MX-10 in Physics Education
Kvita, Jirí; Cermáková, Berenika; Matulová, Natálie; Poštulka, Jan; Staník, Daniel
Physics Education, v54 n2 Article 125011 Mar 2019
We present several applications of the particle camera MX-10 in different radiation environments, leading to strikingly different observed patterns and consequently particle composition as well as recorded dose. We describe the measurements of the radiation background, cosmic muons direction analysis and the detection of alpha particles in a natural cave. We then focus on the analysis of tracks of highly ionizing particles aboard an airplane and compute the dose rate with altitude. We also comment briefly on a test in beams of particles at an accelerator. We discuss the problem of presenting sensitive results on radiation background levels in various environments to the general public. Most of the experiments presented here were performed and analyzed by high school students, confirming the application of the device not only for classroom demonstrations but also for science projects in physics and IT.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic