diffusion cloud chamber

diffusion cloud chamber

[də′fyü·zhən ′klau̇d ‚chām·bər]
(nucleonics)
A cloud chamber in which vapor diffuses from a source near a hot plate and condenses on a cold plate; the resulting layer of supersaturated vapor between the plates is sensitive to the passage of ionizing particles.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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