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Cloud Chambers the authoritative guide. by: Waylon Flinn, Matthew “Sezbo”, and Daniel Brue the (not-so)obvious authorities on everything. Wilson Cloud Chamber: A Poisson Counter. Run the experiment repeatedly; count the number of trails for each trial.

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Cloud chambers the authoritative guide

Cloud Chambersthe authoritative guide

by: Waylon Flinn, Matthew “Sezbo”,

and Daniel Brue

the (not-so)obvious authorities on everything


Wilson cloud chamber a poisson counter
Wilson Cloud Chamber: A Poisson Counter

  • Run the experiment repeatedly; count the number of trails for each trial.

  • The data should match a Poisson distribution


Wilson cloud chamber its life in pictures
Wilson Cloud Chamber: Its Life in Pictures

  • Radioactive particle source emitting two alpha particles

  • Picture shown with colors inverted


Wilson cloud chamber measuring the magnetic field
Wilson Cloud Chamber: Measuring the Magnetic Field

  • Two alpha particle trails over a magnetic field.

  • Field pointing out of page.

  • Little or no noticeable effect on particle trajectories



Diffusion chamber measuring the magnetic field revisited
Diffusion Chamber: Measuring the Magnetic Field Revisited a Movie will Make you Money

  • Thorium source emitting alpha particles over a magnet.

  • Slight change in particle trajectory.


Conclusion
Conclusion a Movie will Make you Money

  • cloud chambers count particles

  • cloud chambers show field interaction effects

  • cloud chambers are cool!?!


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