Muon Girls at BT Young Scientist stir inspiration


Cloud chamber

  Two students from Magh Éne College in Bundoran, Co Donegal, decided that particle physics was the way forward for their project, and they used a 'cloud chamber' to track an elementary particle called a muon.   "Cloud chambers are used to detect certain types of particles as they pass through the atmosphere, using ethanol alcohol and dry ice," explains transition-year student Catherine Cleary. Click here for full story at Silicon Republic Roise-Catherine-YoungSci
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