Demonstrating the tracks of α particles in a Wilson cloud chamber

VP6.5.1.1
Demonstrating the tracks of α particles in a Wilson cloud chamber
Demonstrating the tracks of α particles in a Wilson cloud chamber Droplet traces in the Wilson cloud chamber (P6.5.1.1)
Demonstrating the tracks of α particles in a Wilson cloud chamber

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Description

In the experiment P6.5.1.1, the tracks of α particles are observed in a Wilson cloud chamber. Each time the pump is vigorously pressed, these tracks are visible as traces of droplets in oblique light for one to two seconds. An electric field in the chamber clears the space of residual ions.

Components of equipment sets

1 55957  8  Wilson cloud chamber LD
1 559596  8  Ra-226 radium source for Wilson chamber LD
1 45060  4  Lamp housing with cable LD
1 450511  8  Bulbs, 6 V/30 W, E14, set of 2 LD
1 46020  4  Condenser with diaphragm holder LD
1 52227  4  Power supply, 450 V LD
1 521210  8  Transformer 6/12 V LD
1 30106  8  Bench clamp LD
1 30011  4  Saddle base LD
1 50146  4  Connecting leads 19 A, 100 cm, red/blue, pair LD
1 6719720  4  Ethanol, denaturated, 1 l LD
GHS02GHS07 H225 H319

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