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an elementary particle with a negative charge and a half-life of 2 microsecond

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Cosmic rays produce muons and neutrinos when they run into nitrogen or oxygen atoms in the atmosphere.
But occasionally, one of the muons will happen to hit an atomic nucleus, and when it does, it will change direction in a way that gives a clue about the shape of the target and the target's density.
e PS1.75m Muon Tomography project is developing devices which use subatomic particles, known as muons, to monitor the stored CO2.
Abolins et al., "Search for excited muons in p[bar.p] collisions at [square root of s] = 1.96 TeV," Physical Review D, vol.
Measurements of Relativistic Time Dilatation for Positive and Negative Muons in a Circular Orbit.
The film picked up patterns of the muons created by the contrast of density between the surface ice and rock underneath.
The presence of the void, dubbed the ScanPyramids Big Void, was confirmed using three different muon detection technologies over several months after first being spotted, the paper said.
The extinction was concentrated in coastal waters, where larger organisms would catch a greater radiation dose from the muons.
In a new study published in Nature Magazine, physicians and Egyptologists from Egyptian, Japanese, and French universities have conducted the research using a new technique using muons, which are a by-product of cosmic rays from the universe, to visualise what they think could be a large void at least 30 metres long above the Great Gallery in the pyramid.
Together, al-Qahtani and Mohamed are using Tamuq's supercomputer, Raad2, to simulate a new detector called the gas electron multiplier (Gem) that will be installed in the muon chamber in Cern's Large Hadron Collider's Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) project, which detects the muons that are generated from the proton-proton collisions.
He said that its extinction may have something to do with muons, an elementary particle similar to an electron, but over 200 times heavier.
The new detector the British government hopes to deploy at airports and seaports will monitor particles called muons produced when cosmic rays hit the atmosphere, according to information disclosed by the Home Office, which oversees immigration and security, in response to a request by Kyodo News.
Muon imaging, which utilizes naturally occurring muons created in the atmosphere by cosmic rays to image dense objects, should solve the problem of determining the spatial distribution of the reactor fuel in the short term, the LANL team said.
Two of the teams at the European Center for Nuclear Research, or CERN, say they measured a particle called "Bs" decaying into a pair of muons, a fundamental particle.