Investigating factors such as orientation and shielding on the radiation detected by the CERN@school Mk1 detector

2014-09-26T15:14:17Z (GMT) by Tom Whyntie A. Dhungana M. Mcleod
<p>A number of experiments were devised that could be performed using the CERN@school Mk-1 particle detector, a hybrid silicon pixel detector based upon the Timepix microchip technology [1] developed by the Medipix 2 Collaboration [2]. Over the course of four weeks readings were taken for the various experiments that were carried out with a view to augmenting activities surrounding the Radiation Around You (RAY) research programme. The raw data from the experiments was uploaded to the Data Acquisition Management Analysis and Presentation (DAQMAP) online system to process the files and perform particle analysis and identification. Preliminary results pertaining to the effect of shielding and detector orientation on particle detection rates are presented.</p> <p>Please note that T. Whyntie is <em>not</em> an author, but has uploaded this poster to FigShare on behalf of the authors. This is <strong>DRN000209</strong> in the CERN@school document inventory.</p> <p>[1] X. Llopart et al.: "<em>Timepix, a 65k programmable pixel readout chip for arrival time, energy and/or photon counting measurements</em>", Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A. <strong>581</strong> (2007) 485-494 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2007.08.079</p> <p>[2] http:/medipix.web.cern.ch</p>