cloud chamber


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apparatus that detects the path of high-energy particles passing through a supersaturated vapor

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By comparison, the cloud chamber designed by the Liverpool Life Sciences UTC team cost less than PS200.
A cloud chamber makes it possible to see ionizing radiation.
Cloud chamber facilities such as the one described in this paper allow focused experiments to be performed in which specific processes are isolated under well controlled and repeatable conditions.
Starr Associate Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at MIT, and his team conducted most of the study's experiments during the summer of 2012 in Karlsruhe, Germany, at the Aerosol Interaction and Dynamics in the Atmosphere (AIDA) facility - a former nuclear reactor that has since been converted into the world's largest cloud chamber.
The event, sponsored by the Institute of Physics, gave teachers the opportunity to build their own cloud chamber, which is large enough to present to a group when they return to school.
But if this system will be put in a cloud chamber, then trajectory of a particle will be clearly marked with drops of condensate and any interference will disappear.
The team recently fired a powerful laser through a cloud chamber the size of a small box.
The video below depicts scientists shooting light pulses of infrared laser beam into the cloud chamber filled with air and saturated with water.
One of Europe's most remarkable stalagmite formations, the Cloud Chamber, formed more than 300 million years ago, is included in the programme.
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.
Ammonium chloride, a particulate, is detectable in a cloud chamber.
Their science project, a cloud chamber, serves as a focal point and a metaphor for the storm in Nate's life.
Joyce Maynard's The Cloud Chamber (068987152X, $16.
Some were advances in science, such as the invention of radioactive carbon 14 dating, the cyclotron, the Wilson Cloud Chamber, nuclear fission, etc.
At the heart of Totes Meer, then, is the silent insurgency of the repressed, the final vengeance of the victim that Vaughan also described in Moritur and The Cloud Chamber.