Detail Page

written by Carl Rod Nave
This Hyperphysics webpage contains a short description of the Wilson cloud chamber and two photographs by Wilson himself of cloud chamber tracks. Links provides information about various methods of detecting radiation and also about the muon, an elementary particle that was first detected in a cloud chamber. The text on this page is written at a level of a student of introductory physics.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Modern Physics
- Elementary Particles
- Nuclear Physics
= Particle Detectors
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Reference Material
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- General Publics
- text/html
- image/jpeg
  • Currently 1.0/5

Rated 1.0 stars by 1 person

Want to rate this material?
Login here!

Access Rights:
Free access
© 2006 C. R. Nave
C. T. R. Wilson, Ionize, particle track, radiation detction
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created November 25, 2008 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated:
November 26, 2008 by Ed Lee
Last Update
when Cataloged:
November 2, 2007
Other Collections:

ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
C. Nave, (2006), WWW Document, (
C. Nave, Hyperphysics: The Cloud Chamber, (2006), <>.
APA Format
Nave, C. (2007, November 2). Hyperphysics: The Cloud Chamber. Retrieved March 22, 2018, from
Chicago Format
Nave, Carl Rod. Hyperphysics: The Cloud Chamber. November 2, 2007. (accessed 22 March 2018).
MLA Format
Nave, Carl Rod. Hyperphysics: The Cloud Chamber. 2006. 2 Nov. 2007. 22 Mar. 2018 <>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Carl Rod Nave", Title = {Hyperphysics: The Cloud Chamber}, Volume = {2018}, Number = {22 March 2018}, Month = {November 2, 2007}, Year = {2006} }
Refer Export Format

%A Carl Rod Nave
%T Hyperphysics: The Cloud Chamber
%D November 2, 2007
%O text/html

EndNote Export Format

%0 Electronic Source
%A Nave, Carl Rod
%D November 2, 2007
%T Hyperphysics: The Cloud Chamber
%V 2018
%N 22 March 2018
%8 November 2, 2007
%9 text/html

Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Save to my folders


Similar Materials

Featured By

Physics To Go
Dec 1 - Dec 16, 2008