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P4-31: CLOUD CHAMBER - INDIVIDUAL VIEWING

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  • ID Code: P4-31
  • Purpose: Observe alpha and beta particle paths with a cloud chamber.
  • Description:

    Sealed sources of alpha particles and beta particles are used with a small student cloud chamber to observe the paths of alphas and betas. The alpha paths (shown in the photograph) are very distinct and clear, whereas the beta paths are more diffuse. Cosmic ray products or gamma rays are also visible, but less distinct.

    The cloud chamber uses dry ice for cooling, and uses methanol to remove heat from the chamber and to provide the atmosphere of supersaturated alcohol vapor which condenses along the path of the ionizing particles to make the path visible.

  • Availability: Limited availability, please contact us minimum 1 week ahead ahead to discuss
  • Loc codes: P4, I0
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