"The discovery of numerous new particles in recent years such as mesons and hyperons causes one to speculate about the possible existence of still other particle types….
A cloud chamber seems to be a most suitable means of detecting particles ionizing less than the minimum ionization of the electron because it is capable of detecting almost all the ions produced. The cloud chamber makes it possible to study not only a wide range of ionization but also many fine details of track structure which would go unnoticed by other means of detection….
With the information and experience gained by the above investigators, the present status of the search is to make use of the information available and construct a cloud chamber suitable for such a program.
The author's contribution to this research program is the construction of a long sensitive time, low background cloud chamber with all control devices suitable tor a search for subionizers. The author has also undertaken a possible means of reducing background due to reevaporation nuclei"--Introduction, pages 1, 3, 7.
Kassner, James L.
M.S. in Physics
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
v, 57 pages
© 1958 Clarence W. Mettenburg, All rights reserved.
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Cloud chamber -- Design and construction
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Mettenburg, Clarence W., "An improved long sensitive time Wilson cloud chamber" (1958). Masters Theses. 2557.