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An apparatus designed to make the tracks of ionizing particles visible as a row of bubbles in a liquid.
- ‘The photo above shows the tracks left in a bubble chamber by tiny electrically charged subatomic particles as they travel through a special fluid that makes bubbles in the presence of electric charge.’
- ‘For example, a bubble chamber contains a liquid gas, such as liquid hydrogen.’
- ‘He won the Nobel Prize in 1968 for the development of the hydrogen bubble chamber and the discovery of new resonance states.’
- ‘This is like a bubble chamber in particle physics: it is very difficult to see the actual particles, but it is comparatively easy to see the tracks of the bubbles that they cause as they pass through the chamber.’
- ‘Axions, if they exist at all, do so in our ordinary dimensions, but they are stable neutral particles, and as such they wouldn't make any tracks in a bubble chamber at all.’
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