Muon Physics Apparatus

The muon is one of Nature’s fundamental particles. Its discovery in 1937 by Carl Anderson marked a radical departure in physicists' understanding of the building blocks of matter. Although it was first assigned a place in theory of nuclear forces which was incorrect, it is now understood to be an important member of the lepton family of particles. The Muon Physics Apparatus is the first commercial teaching instrument for students to determine some of its physical characteristics.

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October 2, 2009