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  Session: Technologies Posters
  Paper Type: Poster
  Title: Particle Physics Experiments for High School Using Medipix/Timepix
  Meeting: 2014 Summer Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Location: N/A
  Time: 5:00PM
  Author: Jan Koupil, IEAP, Czech Technical University, Prague
+420777143105, jan.koupil@gmail.com
  Co-Author(s): Vladimír Vícha
  Abstract: The Medipix/Timepix chip developed by CERN is usually being used in medical imaging, material analysis, optics or even in space programs. However, in a setup named Jablotron MX-10 it is ready for in-classroom use. Unlike traditional detectors like Geiger tubes, the pixel detector offers a real-time display, recognizes different particle types, and is able to show particle traces. This poster will present a set of high school experiments taking advantage of the chip abilities. Some examples of these experiments are "Showing the statistical nature of radioactive decay", "Studying absorption of different particle types in materials" or "Natural background radiation."
  Footnotes: My sponsor is Dr. Stanley Micklavzina
  Presentation: Koupil-posterAAPT_2014_v7_small.pdf

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