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dc.contributor.advisorRangelov, Blagoy
dc.contributor.authorJellison, Evan ( Orcid Icon 0000-0003-1582-0530 )
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-28T19:58:42Z
dc.date.available2022-02-28T19:58:42Z
dc.date.issued2021-12
dc.identifier.citationJellison, E. G. (2021). Icarus I and II: Investigating cosmic showers through undergraduate research involvement (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/15417
dc.description.abstractCosmic showers are a phenomenon where high-energy particles from space interact with matter in Earth’s atmosphere, decaying into secondary particles in a showering pattern. One of these secondary particles, the muon, has the innate ability to travel longer through the atmosphere before decaying further than any other secondary product of cosmic showers. Because of this ability, the muon flux gradient as a function of altitude can be measured to study atmospheric conditions and to better understand the muon. Icarus I & II were high-altitude balloon missions launched to measure the muon flux gradient over central Texas. The design for Icarus was intended to be used again for future high-altitude balloon missions and to encourage further undergraduate research involvement. Both Icarus missions were launched and retrieved successfully while Icarus II recorded atmospheric data and the muon flux gradient. Here we present the preliminary results of our findings.
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dc.format.extent28 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectIcarus
dc.subjectMuon
dc.subjectHigh-altitude
dc.subjectAtmosphere
dc.subjectFlux
dc.subjectBalloon
dc.subjectParticle
dc.subjectUndergraduate
dc.subjectSSE
dc.subjectSociety for Space Exploration
dc.subjectResearch
dc.titleIcarus I and II: Investigating Cosmic Showers Through Undergraduate Research Involvement
dc.title.alternativeIcarus I & II: Investigating Cosmic Showers Through Undergraduate Research Involvement
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysics
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
dc.description.departmentHonors College


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