- Mehmet Bektasoglu and Baris Tonguc from Sakarya University in Turkey wrote an article in the Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering on "Estimation of the Most Probable Muon Energy at Sea LevelUsing Two-Paddle Cosmic Ray Detectors".
- The board was used to measure the variation of cosmic rays during a train trip in Japan.
- The Scottish Science and Technology Roadshow built several detectors. This page shows a measurement by Holly Batchelor of the angular dependence of cosmic rays.
- Greg Poe, a student at Travis High School in Richmond, Texas, received an honorable mention at the 2009 Houston Science and Engineering Fair.
- Sean Fotrell relates how he used the Fermilab Cosmic Ray Detector
to measure the lifetime of the muon. He also describes
how he and his students took the Berkeley Lab detector
on a field trip up Mt. Diablo to measure the cosmic
- Francisco Barradas-Solas, who teaches high school in Spain, published an
article on building a cosmic ray detector in the journal Physics
Education. He used the Berkeley Lab circuit board together with
spare parts from CERN to build a detector for the Madrid for Science
- Josie Herman of Mc Gill University built a detector with the supervision of Professor David Hanna. She wrote a report which describes how she built the detector. She studied the pulse height of the scintillators and measured the warm up time. Finally, there is a very nice measurement of the cosmic ray flux as a function of height in a 4 and 12 story building. There are numerous and very useful equations in this document. Josie took this detector to the New York Schools Cosmic Particle Telescope workshop.
- Ken Cecire has created a web page which describes several different ways of building cosmic ray detectors.
- The Berkeley Lab Detector traveled to the South Pole under the guidance of Eric Muhs, a physics teacher at Roosevelt High School in Seattle. In his journal, he describes his very own detector.
- Workshop on Cosmic Ray Physics with School-Based Detector Network -Seattle 2000.
- Steve Kliwer of Paso Robles High School describes his adventure on the Kuiper Airborne Observatory
- Jerry Kahn of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory wrote an article on cosmic rays, astronauts' health, and travel to Mars.
- Fred Nelson, a QuarkNet teacher from Kansas State University, has used the Berkeley Detector circuit board at his QuarkNet workshop. His web page has a number of interesting links.
- Mark Pierece and Stefan Rydström have designed a detector where the distance of between paddles can be changed.
- Professor Julia
Thompson from the U. of Pittsburgh has a page that
describes here QuarkNet work with cosmic ray
detector. On that page, Gene Bender describes his
work with the Berkeley Detector. She has written
a note on some tips for
expanding the detector.
- Eric Muhs has taken the Berkeley Detector on a road trip and on a balloon. He has created a web site showing his results. There is even an animated movie showing how the detector works.
- At the 2003 PAN - Physics of Atomic Nuclei Workshop at Michigan State University, students built and tested several cosmic ray detectors.
- Mark Pearce and Stefan Rydström from KTH Partikelfsik describe their project.
- Bart Royeaerd described his experiences with the detector. He has a much more detailed report, which is written in Dutch. Contact him if you want a copy.
- Another way to use a cosmic ray detector is to take it into a tunnel or a mine. Bob Coutts has built a comic ray detector and measured the attenuation of muons in several tunnels. He has also written a manual on how to use his design. A technique similar to what Bob did, has been done to determine if there are hidden chambers in a pyramids.
- Henry Cheng, one of the first students to work on the Berkeley Cosmic Ray Detector, developed his own tutorial. This design was modified, but much of the instructions are current.
Programs that use the Berkeley Cosmic Ray Detector:
- Sensing our World A week-long, all-day summer camp about sensors and science for students entering 7th and 8th grade run by Michigan State University
- Physics of the Atomic Nuclei Summer Program for Pre-college science teachers and High School Students Michigan State University