spark chamber


Definition of spark chamber

: 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 (such as neon) in which observable electric discharges follow the path of the particle

First Known Use of spark chamber

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Spark chamber.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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