Cloud Chamber Photographs of the Cosmic Radiation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483231532, 9781483282749

Cloud Chamber Photographs of the Cosmic Radiation

1st Edition

Authors: G. D. Rochester J. G. Wilson
eBook ISBN: 9781483282749
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1952
Page Count: 136
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Cloud Chamber Photographs of the Cosmic Radiation focuses on cloud chamber and photographic emulsion wherein the tracks of individual subatomic particles of high energy are studied. The publication first offers information on the technical features of operation and electrons and cascade showers. Discussions focus on the relationship in time and space of counter-controlled tracks; techniques of internal control of the cloud chamber; cascade processes with artificially-produced electrons and photons; and nuclear interaction associated with an extensive shower.
The manuscript then elaborates on nuclear disintegrations and interactions of secondary particles and V-particles. Topics include neutral V-decays in which one secondary can be identified; nuclear disintegrations in a thick lead plate; penetrating shower in a high pressure cloud chamber; and products of an energetic star in the gas of the cloud chamber.
The publication is a reliable reference for readers interested in the study of cloud chamber photographs and cosmic radiation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Foreword Authors’ Preface Section I: Technical Features Of Operation Diffused Cloud-Chamber Tracks Preferential Sign Condensation Ionization in Hydrogen Relationship in Time and Space of Counter-Controlled Tracks Technical Features of Track Formation Near Metal Plates Distortion At Edge of Piston Turbulent Distortion Chamber Contamination By Liquid Spray Techniques of Internal Control of The Cloud-Chamber Examples of Photographs in A Long Rectangular Cloud Chamber Section II: Electrons and Cascade Showers The First Recognizable Cosmic Ray Particles in Cloud Chamber Photographs The Positive Electron Early Photographs of Cascade Showers Cascade Processes with Artificially Produced Electrons and Photons Cascade Development of Small Showers Transition Effects of Showers in Metal Plates A Localized Cascade Extensive Showers Nuclear Interaction Associated with An Extensive Shower Large Shower of Penetrating and Cascade Particles High Energy Cascade with Which Is Associated An Evaporation Star in the Gas of the Chamber Elastic Collisions by Fast Particles (Formation of “ Knock-On” Electrons) Section III: Slow µ-Mesons and Their Decay Early Photographs of Mesons Examples of µ-Meson Decay Loss of Momentum by A Slow Meson Traversing A Metal Plate The Determination of the Mass of A Meson by Elastic Collision with An Electron Determination of the Masses of Cosmic-Ray Particles From Momentum and Range Energy Measurements On Decay Electrons Section IV: Nuclear Disintegrations and Interaction of Secondary Particles Early Examples of Nuclear Disintegrations Caused by Cosmic Ray Particles Nuclear Disintegration in A Multiple Chamber Nuclear Interactions in Carbon and Lead Nuclear Disintegrations in A Thick Lead Plate Examples of the Interaction of Penetrating Shower


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