bubble chamber

noun

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

First Known Use of bubble chamber

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Bubble chamber.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bubble%20chamber. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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