The DECO team at the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) has published a second paper entitled Measurement of camera image sensor depletion thickness with cosmic rays. This paper was accepted by the Journal of Instrumentation. The full text of the paper can be found here. The abstract is below: Camera image sensors can be […]
DECO Team at WIPAC Publishes Paper
The DECO team at the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) has published a paper entitled Detecting particles with cell phones: the Distributed Electronic Cosmic-ray Observatory and is presenting at International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC) at The Hague, Netherlands on August 6, 2015 (webpage). The full paper can be found here. The abstract is below: […]
DECO: Image Analysis
As we have discussed in our talks and other blog posts, noise is a large factor in creating events, and we don’t want noise, whether it be thermal, the most common, or magnetic. One of the great things about being able to actually see event images on a computer is that an event created by […]
DECO: Cobalt-60 Tests (Quick Update)
Hey all, Here is our set-up for running the aforementioned Cobalt-60 tests with the DECO App: We will run with this set-up (source is 10cm away from the phone) until we get 1,000 events.
DECO: Update 1 (01.09.13)
Hey all, One of our projects, DECO, has made a lot of progress since our last post in April. For those of you who don’t know what DECO (Distributed Electronic Cosmic-ray Observatory) is, the quick and dirty summary of the project involves the use of Android phones to detect cosmic rays–byproducts of supernovae, black holes, […]
See our presentation (Android & Cosmic-Rays) at the LA SoCal Code, October 15 & 16 at USC.