bubble chamber
noun Date: 1953 a chamber of superheated liquid in which the path of an ionizing particle is made visible by a string of vapor bubbles

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  • Bubble chamber — A bubble chamber is a vessel filled with a superheated transparent liquid (most often liquid hydrogen) used to detect electrically charged particles moving through it. It was invented in 1952 by Donald A. Glaser, for which he was awarded the 1960 …   Wikipedia

  • bubble chamber — Physics. an apparatus for determining the movements of charged particles, consisting of a chamber containing a superheated transparent liquid that, by boiling and producing bubbles in the path of an ionizing particle, indicates the path of the… …   Universalium

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  • bubble chamber — bub′ble cham ber n. phs cloud chamber • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • bubble chamber — noun A vessel filled with a superheated transparent liquid (most often liquid hydrogen) used to detect electrically charged particles moving through it …   Wiktionary

  • bubble chamber — noun Physics an apparatus in which the tracks of ionizing particles are visible as a row of bubbles in a liquid …   English new terms dictionary

  • bubble chamber — /ˈbʌbəl tʃeɪmbə/ (say bubuhl chaymbuh) noun an apparatus for determining the paths of charged particles by producing visible tracks of bubbles in their paths as they traverse a transparent medium …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Big European Bubble Chamber — The Big European Bubble Chamber (BEBC) was a piece of equipment used to study particle physics at CERN. BEBC was originally installed at CERN in the early 1970s. It was a stainless steel vessel filled with 35 cubic meters of liquid hydrogen.… …   Wikipedia

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