We aim to verify that Special Relativity works for particles that travel close to the speed of light, by calculating the half-life of the muon decay.
The experiment & our detector
We will fly a Cloud Chamber on a stratospheric balloon and record the muons that get through it during the flight, to obtain the flux of muons in each range of altitude.
Design & Construction
Design, construction and development of a Cloud Chamber for particle detection. Especially to detect muons (elementary particles) and their traces along the chamber.
Development of an outreach programme to bring our experiment, physics and engineering a little closer to the general public. We intend to broaden the public’s engagement and to obtain sponsorships to fund the experiment.
Special Relativity is a theory that has always caught our attention. Despite being based on basic mathematical transformations, its consequences are still surprising and in most of the causes they may sound as science fiction. That is why we always had in mind to experiment with it to see whether they are ultimately true or not. We are also interested in particles so we knew about the existence of a cloud chamber, a not so complicated detector that can keep track of the particles that break through the detector. Joining this two ideas we came up with our experiment: using a cloud chamber to prove Special Relativity.
We need your help! CADMUS has started a fundraiser on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The campaign is mainly focused on funding the costs of the materials and components for the construction of the cloud chamber, as well as its associated systems (electronic system, thermal system, external structural support, etc.). If the campaign is successful, it Read more about Contribute to our fundraising campaign on Indiegogo![…]
We are pleased to introduce you to one of our sponsors: Kron Technologies Inc. This innovative and ambitious Canadian start-up builds high-speed cameras, able to shoot at a rate of up to 21000 frames per second! They were so kind to offer us one of their cameras to ensure that muons and their fast traces Read more about CADMUS presents one of its first sponsors: Kron Technologies Inc.[…]
We are pleased to announce that CADMUS Team has been accepted to the BEXUS 2017 Programme! We would like to thank everyone behind BEXUS for this incredible opportunity, as well as all the people who have been giving us support of any kind. This means a lot to us, and we are absolutely ready to Read more about CADMUS accepted to BEXUS 2017[…]