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spark chamber

noun

Definition of spark chamber

  1. :  a device usually used to detect the path of a high-energy particle that consists of a series of charged metal plates or wires separated by a gas (as neon) in which observable electric discharges follow the path of the particle



1961

First Known Use of spark chamber

1961


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