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Astronuc
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Apr27-06, 08:05 AM
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I have read somewhere that the principle of bubble chambers is used for "superheated droplet detectors" that are used to detect hypotetical WIMPs. Can you say something about these detectors or do you know some informative page about it? Thanks.
I believe the principal of bubble chambers is similar to that of cloud chambers which use "supersaturation", such that the vapor condenses to liquid along the paths of the particles. In the case of superheated liquid, the particles would increase the energy so the liquid phase is transformed to vapor along the path.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_chamber