The Principles of Cloud-Chamber Technique

The Principles of Cloud-Chamber Technique

by J. G. Wilson


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Originally published in 1951 as part of the Cambridge Monographs on Physics series, this book examines the potential of the cloud chamber as an instrument of precise measurement. Wilson includes guidance on how to interpret cloud chamber photographs and basic principles of operation. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science and the post-war study of radiation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107680890
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/12/2014
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Author's preface; 1. The condensation and growth of drops; 2. Ionization in cloud tracks; 3. The production and maintenance of supersaturation; 4. Operation and photography; 5. Counter control; 6. The technique of precision measurements; 7. Interpretation of cloud-chamber photographs; References; Index.

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