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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Some were advances in science, such as the invention of radioactive carbon 14 dating, the cyclotron, the Wilson Cloud Chamber, nuclear fission, etc.
Your own ten-year old may take a peek into his future in the murky ball of a midget Wilson cloud chamber, while you borrow his Geiger counter to go prospecting for Uranium," the magazine said.
But the art in the exhibition often reaches like this too: words pale in Richter's Atlas, in Broodthaers' Museum, and in Ecke Bonk and Richard Hamilton's typosophic theatre with its luminous Wilson Cloud chamber.