Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
In an experiment performed at TRIUMF Laboratory, the time distribution of muon decay positrons arising from pions stopped in a water Cherenkov counter was measured with a high precision timing system. The pions served as a source of positive muons.;The data were used to determine a new value for the positive muon lifetime. This lifetime 2.19695 (+OR-) .00006 (sec) is slightly lower than previous measurements but still in fair agreement. The data were tested for the various systematic effects that typically occur in these measurements.
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Giovanetti, Kevin Louis, "A precision measurement of the lifetime of the positive muon" (1982). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1539623732.