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.
Cameron and Bowen (2001) used a similar combustion apparatus to the present authors also based in the principle of the Wilson cloud chamber and similarly produced monodisperse droplet clouds of ethanol in the transition range from 5 to 15 [micro]m where laminar burning velocity enhancement may occur.
Some were advances in science, such as the invention of radioactive carbon 14 dating, the cyclotron, the Wilson Cloud Chamber, nuclear fission, etc.