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How Does a Bubble Chamber Work ?

Abstract

A charged particle passing through a bubble chamber produces a track of bubbles. The way in which these bubbles are produced has been a matter of some controversy. We consider the possibility that in helium and hydrogen bubble chambers the production of bubbles is primarily a mechanical process, rather than a thermal process as has often been assumed. The model we propose gives results which are in excellent agreement with experiment.

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Konstantinov, D., Homsi, W., Luzuriaga, J. et al. How Does a Bubble Chamber Work ?. Journal of Low Temperature Physics 113, 485–490 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1022560414040

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Keywords

  • Hydrogen
  • Helium
  • Charged Particle
  • Magnetic Material
  • Excellent Agreement