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Unformatted text preview: Muon Physics T.E. Coan and J. Ye v051110.0 2 Muon Physics Contents I NTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................ 3 O UR M UON S OURCE ........................................................................................................ 3 M UON D ECAY T IME D ISTRIBUTION ................................................................................. 5 D ETECTOR P HYSICS ......................................................................................................... 5 I NTERACTION OF - S WITH MATTER ................................................................................ 7 + /- C HARGE R ATIO AT G ROUND L EVEL ....................................................................... 9 B ACKGROUNDS .............................................................................................................. 10 F ERMI C OUPLING C ONSTANT G F .................................................................................... 10 T IME D ILATION E FFECT ................................................................................................. 11 E LECTRONICS ................................................................................................................. 15 S OFTWARE AND U SER I NTERFACE ................................................................................. 19 Control...................................................................................................................... 21 Data file format......................................................................................................... 23 Monitor ..................................................................................................................... 24 Rate Meter................................................................................................................. 24 Muons through Detector........................................................................................... 24 Muon Decay Time Histogram................................................................................... 24 T HE L IFETIME F ITTER .................................................................................................... 25 M UON D ECAY S IMULATION ........................................................................................... 25 U TILITY S OFTWARE ....................................................................................................... 25 R EFERENCES .................................................................................................................. 27 Instrumentation and Technique ................................................................................ 27 Cosmic Rays.............................................................................................................. 27 General ..................................................................................................................... 28 General ....
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Muon_manual - Muon Physics T.E. Coan and J. Ye v051110.0 2...

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