Definition of Cloud chamber

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Wilson Cloud Chamber
Generic synonyms: Particle Detector

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cloud Chamber

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Literary usage of Cloud chamber

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1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1904)
"was attached to the outside of the cloud chamber in the position indicated in the lower part of the figure. To render the cloud visible an arc light A was ..."

2. A Physicists Labour In War and Peace: Memoirs 1933 by Ernst Walter Kellermann (2004)
"It was Rochester and Butler who analysed the photographs, but it was Blackett who had decided that the cloud chamber trigger should be changed. ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Institution of Great Britain (1906)
"If we substitute for the glass shade, which has thus far formed the cloud-chamber, a glass cylinder with a horizontal metal top, we have the means of ..."

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