particle track

particle track

[′pärd·ə·kəl ‚trak]
(physics)
Any visible phenomenon along the path of an ionizing particle, such as a trail of bubbles, water droplets, or sparks in a bubble chamber, cloud chamber, or spark chamber respectively, or of altered material in an emulsion or in glass.
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Scientists at Johnson have scanned half the panels at various depths and turned these scans into movies, which were then posted online, where the Dusters could access the footage to search for particle tracks.
Saturday evening, at the awards ceremony, Keller eighth grader, Emily Baker, was awarded second place in the Physics and Astronomy category for her project, “The Effects of an Electromagnetic Field on Beta Decay Particle Tracks.
Tracyk also incorporated a couple of pixel detector prototypes, a tin surface divided into around 4000 readout "pixels" to detect particle tracks from the collisions, into the guitar volume knob.
Once an event is recorded, the details of detector signals are sent out to computing centres on five continents, where over a few days software reconstructs particle tracks.
In prior experiments during the past 40 years at Brookhaven and elsewhere, researchers detected only traces of single hypernuclei after painstaking examinations of particle tracks in filmlike emulsions, says Brookhaven's Adam Rusek, also a team member.
In minutes, a fabulous starburst of particle tracks splashed across the large screen on the wall.
A research team from the United States, Japan, Korea, and Greece has unveiled four sets of particle tracks that it attributes to the long-sought tau neutrino.
Taking a different tack with a high energy beam of kaons, scientists in Fermilab's Kaons-at-the-Tevatron (KTeV) collaboration found a telltale pattern of particle tracks whose shape would vary if time were reversed.
And third, they show the presence of nuclear particle tracks of heavy nuclei from solar flares.
Such an arrangement, which ended reliance on photographed particle tracks in bubble chambers and inaugurated the age of electronic particle detection, allowed physicists to pinpoint individual particle trajectories with improved precision while handling hundreds of thousands of such events per second.
Photo: Streamer chamber shows particle tracks as bright lines like these.

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