The construction, assembly, and operation of a Wilson cloud chamber

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Dickey, G.L.
Lee, K.L.
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Kalmbach, S.H.
Oleson, N.I.
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1954
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Monterey, California: U.S. Naval Postgraduate School
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The addition of curricula requiring the study of nuclear physics and nuclear chemistry at the United States Naval Postgraduate School has resulted in a need for specialized apparatus with which to observe the effects of nuclear reactions. In order to provide one of the basic types of equipment to fulfill this need, Dr. N. I. Oleson, Professor of Physics at this institution procured, in 1953, a volume-defined Wilson cloud chamber from the California Institute of Technology. The equipment obtained consisted of interchangeable components of three chambers for which a single control mechanism was provided. The lack of instructions for the assembly and operation of this chamber and the necessity for the addition of missing parts and essential supplementary elements led to a requirement for a thorough study of the equipment and the development of suitable techniques of operation. This work was undertaken at the Naval Postgraduate School during the latter half of the academic year 1953-1954. It has emphasized the practical aspects of cloud chamber use, both of the equipment in general and of this unit in particular.
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