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Cloud chamber

Author(s): Kobel, Michael, Netzwerk Teilchenwelt

Contact: info@teilchenwelt.de

Submitted by: barbora.gulejova@cern.ch

Published: February 9, 2023

Cloud chamber

How to build a cloud chamber

The cloud chamber is one of the oldest detectors for elementary particles. A simple type of a cloud chamber can be built with materials that are easy to purchase. This instruction shows how to build a cloud chamber and gives information on the traces left by particles as well as the particles themselves.

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Topics

Matter, Particles and the Universe (Known Physics)
Particles and Their Interactions
Particles and Their Interactions
Cosmology
Technologies and Experiments
Detectors

School Topics

Measurements and uncertainties
Measurements
Matter
Structure of matter

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