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Bubble chamber photographs

  1. Aug 11, 2012 #1

    CAF123

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    Does anyone know of any sources / good books / websites which explain how to identify decay products of high energy physics reactions?
    Many thanks
     
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  3. Aug 11, 2012 #2

    Bobbywhy

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    CAF123, Google is your (our) friend!

    "The entire chamber is subject to a constant magnetic field, which causes charged particles to travel in helical paths whose radius is determined by their charge-to-mass ratios and their velocities. Since the magnitude of the charge of all known charged, long-lived subatomic particles is the same as that of an electron, their radius of curvature must be proportional to their momentum. Thus, by measuring their radius of curvature, their momentum can be determined."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_chamber


    and how to make one and analyze the photographs taken:
    “The Bubble Chamber - the student-friendly particle detector”
    http://teachers.web.cern.ch/teachers/archiv/hst2000/teaching/resource/bubble/bubble.htm
     
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