The Detection of Mesons

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Define roughly cosmic rays
High-energy particles from space that constantly hit the earth
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How do Cosmic ray produce 'showers'?
They interact with molecules in the atmosphere
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What is meant by the term 'showers', in this sense?
The creation of high-energy particle such as pions and kaons
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What are they otherwise known as?
Cosmic Rays showers
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How can you observe the tracks of these particles?
In a cloud chamber
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Briefly explain how cosmic rays can be detected
With two geiger counters, one atop the other, seperated by absorbing lead. Both counter detect simultaneously then likely to be high energy particle
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What does this help us differentiate the high energy particle from?
Background radiation
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