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an instrument that records the tracks of ionizing particles

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The fluid inside the jar - which is called a bubble chamber - is heated to a temperature extremely close to its boiling point.
I can relate well to Wilson's sad commentary on the technical reasons for the explosion and fire at the CEA bubble chamber from my experience with the University of Maryland cyclotron and external beam transport system.
Her professional association with CERN dates back to the early 1970s when she analysed data from bubble chamber at the Proton Synchrotron for her PhD at the Jagiellonian University.
Donald Glaser reports on the first photographs taken with his new bubble chamber, a tool for recording collisions of subatomic particles (2/5/55, p.
The project, called Bubble Chamber, will be rolled out to other cities across the region over the next three years.
She also loved the stimulation room with the bubble chamber and she really liked the lights.
The bubble chamber (see 1953) was excellent at detecting ultra-short-lived particles.
Simply open the top of the Bubble Machine and pour the Gazillion Bubble solution into the bubble chamber, close the top and switch the machine to on.
In this new bubble chamber, a speeding charged particle would encourage the formation of bubbles, and a line of bubbles would mark out its path.
Glaser, while developing the bubble chamber for detecting subatomic particles at the University of Michigan back in the 1950s, used to sit for hors in the student union staring into a glass of beer, looking for tracks of bubbles left by mu mesons -- energetic particles created in violent encounters between cosmic rays and particles in the atmosphere.
He retired from Brookhaven Lab after 35 years as the senior cryogenic technical specialist in charge of building the bubble chambers, aka atom smashers, from the 50's to the 80's.