cloud chamber definition

  • noun:
    • A gas-filled unit when the course of recharged subatomic particles is detected by the development of chains of droplets on ions generated by their passage. It is also regularly infer the current presence of simple particles also to learn specific nuclear reactions.
    • equipment that detects the path of high-energy particles passing through a supersaturated vapor; each particle ionizes molecules along its road and small droplets condense on it to make a visible track

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