Wilson cloud chamber


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Wilson cloud chamber

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(Nuclear Physics) the full name for cloud chamber
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Noun1.Wilson cloud chamber - apparatus that detects the path of high-energy particles passing through a supersaturated vapor; each particle ionizes molecules along its path and small droplets condense on them to produce a visible track
particle detector - a chamber in which particles can be made visible
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6) The latter are the experimental data one obtains for microscopic objects that interact with a macroscopic measuring apparatus prepared in a metastable state, for example, the Wilson cloud chamber and the Geiger counter.
About the experimental rig, most works done during the 70's and 80's were performed on burners, for example Myers and Lefevbre (1986) correlated Sauter mean diameter data from plain-jet air blast atomizers Hayashi and Kumagai (1974) were the first to use the Wilson cloud chamber principle to produce thermodynamically sprays and use it for combustion studies, by expansion-cooling of gaseous fuel-air mixture using a cylinder-piston device, where fuel vapour becomes supersaturated and some portion condenses into droplets.
Some were advances in science, such as the invention of radioactive carbon 14 dating, the cyclotron, the Wilson Cloud Chamber, nuclear fission, etc.