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Question Minimum ionizing deposits more than high-energy 

Forum: Physics List
Date: 11 May, 2010
From: AJ Richards <AJ Richards>

Hi,
  I'm shooting mu- into a 500 micron film of diamond and measuring the energy
deposit.  When I shoot a minimum ionizing mu (p=300 MeV/c), I get an average loss
of ~291 keV (including secondaries which emerge from the back of the diamond).
When I shoot high-energy muons (p=300 GeV/c), I get a mean loss of ~268 keV.  My
physics list includes Transportation, Decay, and Low-energy EM processes.  Much
of this was cobbled together from examples and code snippets found online.  But
I'm very confused how a minimum-ionizing particle could deposit MORE than a
higher-energy one.  Does anyone have any ideas as to what I might be doing
wrong?  Thanks.
-AJ

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1 Idea: Re: Minimum ionizing deposits more than high-energy   (Vladimir Ivanchenko - 19 May, 2010)
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(_ Idea: Re: Minimum ionizing deposits more than high-energy   (Vladimir Ivanchenko - 26 May, 2010)
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