bubble chamber


Definition of bubble chamber

: a chamber of superheated liquid in which the path of an ionizing particle is made visible by a string of vapor bubbles

Examples of bubble chamber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1960, Glaser won a Nobel Prize for inventing the bubble chamber, a device used to trace the path of subatomic particles. Evan Macdonald, cleveland, "Indians ace Bob Feller, Progressive chairman Peter Lewis, author Harvey Pekar among notable Cleveland deaths from 2010-2014," 26 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of bubble chamber

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Bubble chamber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bubble%20chamber. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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