cloud chamber

cloud chamber
noun Physics an apparatus in which the tracks of ionizing particles are visible as condensation trails in gas supersaturated with water or other vapour.

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  • cloud chamber — n. an enclosed chamber supersaturated with a liquid vapor, for revealing the presence of ionizing particles that cause liquid droplets to form …   English World dictionary

  • cloud chamber — Physics. an apparatus for determining the movements of charged particles, consisting of a chamber containing a supersaturated mixture of gas and vapor, the vapor condensing around ions created by the particle in its passing, thereby revealing the …   Universalium

  • cloud chamber — /ˈklaʊd tʃeɪmbə/ (say klowd chaymbuh) noun Physics an instrument for making the tracks of ionising particles visible as a row of droplets which condense from a saturated vapour. Also, Wilson cloud chamber …  

  • cloud chamber — 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 • Syn: ↑Wilson cloud chamber •… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky — is an outdoor exhibit by Chris Drury located in the museum park of the North Carolina Museum of Art. The chamber itself is a round building built of stone, wood, and turf with a single door to admit the viewer. It is light tight when its door is… …   Wikipedia

  • cloud chamber — cloud′ cham ber n. phs an apparatus containing a mixture of gas and vapor in which visible tracks of ions reveal the paths of charged particles through the mixture • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • cloud chamber effect — See condensation cloud …   Military dictionary

  • cloud chamber — noun Date: 1897 a vessel containing air saturated with water vapor whose sudden expansion reveals the passage of an ionizing particle by a trail of visible droplets …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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