Wilson cloud
See condensation cloud.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • Wilson cloud chamber — noun apparatus that detects the path of high energy particles passing through a supersaturated vapor; each particle ionizes molecules along its path and small droplets condense on them to produce a visible track • Syn: ↑cloud chamber • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wilson cloud chamber — Vilsono kamera statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. expansion chamber; Wilson chamber; Wilson cloud chamber vok. Nebelkammer, f; Wilson Kammer, f rus. камера Вильсона, f; конденсационная камера, f pranc. chambre de Wilson, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Wilson cloud chamber — Physics. See cloud chamber. Also called Wilson chamber. [named after Charles T. R. WILSON] * * * …   Universalium

  • Wilson cloud chamber — noun → cloud chamber. {named after its inventor, Charles Wilson, 1869–1959, Scottish physicist} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cloud chamber — with visible tracks from ionizing radiation (short, thick: α particles; long, thin: β particles). See also Animated Version Video of a Cloud chamber in action The cloud chamber, a …   Wikipedia

  • cloud chamber — Physics. an apparatus for determining the movements of charged particles, consisting of a chamber containing a supersaturated mixture of gas and vapor, the vapor condensing around ions created by the particle in its passing, thereby revealing the …   Universalium

  • Wilson, C.T.R. — ▪ British physicist in full  Charles Thomson Rees Wilson  born Feb. 14, 1869, Glencorse, Midlothian, Scot. died Nov. 15, 1959, Carlops, Peeblesshire  Scottish physicist who, with Arthur H. Compton (Compton, Arthur Holly), received the Nobel Prize …   Universalium

  • Wilson chamber — Vilsono kamera statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. expansion chamber; Wilson chamber; Wilson cloud chamber vok. Nebelkammer, f; Wilson Kammer, f rus. камера Вильсона, f; конденсационная камера, f pranc. chambre de Wilson, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Wilson-Kammer — Vilsono kamera statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. expansion chamber; Wilson chamber; Wilson cloud chamber vok. Nebelkammer, f; Wilson Kammer, f rus. камера Вильсона, f; конденсационная камера, f pranc. chambre de Wilson, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • cloud chamber — /ˈklaʊd tʃeɪmbə/ (say klowd chaymbuh) noun Physics an instrument for making the tracks of ionising particles visible as a row of droplets which condense from a saturated vapour. Also, Wilson cloud chamber …   Australian English dictionary

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