Saturday evening, at the awards ceremony, Keller eighth grader, Emily Baker, was awarded second place in the Physics and Astronomy category for her project, “The Effects of an Electromagnetic Field on Beta Decay Particle Tracks
.” Miss Baker was also invited to submit her project to the Broadcom Masters Competition, a national STEM project contest.
Particle detectors based on the nuclear emulsion technique contributed to the history of particle physics with fundamental discoveries and measurements that profited from their unsurpassed spatial and angular resolution in the measurement of charged elementary particle tracks
. Moreover, thanks to specific detector arrangements, accurate momentum and energy measurements were also carried out.
Tracyk also incorporated a couple of pixel detector prototypes, a tin surface divided into around 4000 readout "pixels" to detect particle tracks
from the collisions, into the guitar volume knob.
Discovery of the top quark (particle tracks
shown) reported by both detectors
Once an event is recorded, the details of detector signals are sent out to computing centres on five continents, where over a few days software reconstructs particle tracks
In prior experiments during the past 40 years at Brookhaven and elsewhere, researchers detected only traces of single hypernuclei after painstaking examinations of particle tracks
in filmlike emulsions, says Brookhaven's Adam Rusek, also a team member.
In minutes, a fabulous starburst of particle tracks
splashed across the large screen on the wall.
A research team from the United States, Japan, Korea, and Greece has unveiled four sets of particle tracks
that it attributes to the long-sought tau neutrino.
Taking a different tack with a high energy beam of kaons, scientists in Fermilab's Kaons-at-the-Tevatron (KTeV) collaboration found a telltale pattern of particle tracks
whose shape would vary if time were reversed.
And third, they show the presence of nuclear particle tracks
of heavy nuclei from solar flares.