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What are visual particle dedectors?

  1. Dec 15, 2008 #1
    i have a presentation for nuclear course, but i cant find in any resources about visual dedectors. there are many types but none specific topics. can anyone give me an example to study on?
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  3. Dec 15, 2008 #2
    A simple example (and probably the best) is known as a cloud chamber. It was developed by a scientist named Charles Wilson. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics for it in 1927. Should be a good place to start - here's a link to the presentation speech for his award and for that of a contemporary whose theories were confirmed by the new method.
  4. Dec 15, 2008 #3
    thanks timmay, i was really desperate about it. i will check the information.
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