A technical description of the ‘Wilson cloud chamber’ developed by C. T. R. Wilson in 1911–12 will be given here. This instrument soon became a fundamental tool of research in nuclear, cosmic ray and elementary particle physics. The close examination of the expansion apparatus, the illumination method and the photographic method shows that the cloud chamber is a fine example of experimental ingenuity.

A note on the Wilson cloud chamber

LEONE, MATTEO;ROBOTTI, NADIA
2004

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A technical description of the ‘Wilson cloud chamber’ developed by C. T. R. Wilson in 1911–12 will be given here. This instrument soon became a fundamental tool of research in nuclear, cosmic ray and elementary particle physics. The close examination of the expansion apparatus, the illumination method and the photographic method shows that the cloud chamber is a fine example of experimental ingenuity.
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