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published by Leon Lederman
Investigate the decay of the "Z" particle by designing a detector. You will place slabs of lead and uranium to stop all particles from the decay and measure their energies.

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Restriction: © 2000 Leon Lederman Science Center
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Keywords: accelerator beam, uranium
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Record Updated: Aug 19, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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