Definition of cloud chamber in English:

cloud chamber

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noun

Physics
  • A device containing air or gas supersaturated with water vapour, used to detect charged particles, X-rays, and gamma rays by the condensation trails which they produce.
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    • And a physicist observes the passage of an electron through a cloud chamber by attending to a curved white track.
    • For example, a cloud chamber is a device in which vapor trails of moving nuclear particles can be seen and photographed.
    • Armed with enough theory, we can see electrons in a cloud chamber.

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