Quarknet Summer Research

Research Summaries:



Summer 2012

The students were engaged in many projects but first we had to take down a lab in one room and set up a lab in another. This involved preparing the room for our research using a soldering station, data acquisition racks, crates and cards along with the associated wires and instruments such as oscilloscopes and power supplies. We also had to prepare the computers for these activities by reformatting them and adding software that would do what we needed.

Once the room was set up, we undertook some projects for the summer. We were involved in preparing glass and fibers for exposure to radiation, testing directional signals from a plastic puck on a PMT, Helium after-pulse measurements and baseline measurements of specimens for radiation exposure. Most of these projects were carried out in our new lab setup.