Muon flux experiments
Aperture of the telescope
Determination of the solid angle of two parallel plates (AxB cm2) at distance D cm, measured in steradians [sr].
Using the known dimensions, in cm, and the exposure time, in s, rate can be estimated. Efficiency of the detector must be considered.
Aperture in [sr] can be approximated to (see demonstration):
This calculation needs to be refined.
A simple experiment with square (DxD) scintillators is to space them a distance D to get 45º aperture. In vertical position 80% of flux shoud be detected and in horizontal position one half of the remaining 20%.