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Some Effects of Ionizing Radiation on the Formation of Bubbles in Liquids" in Physical Review 87 No. 4, August 15, 1952, p. 665
American Physical Society, Lancaster 1952 - FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF DONALD GLASER'S NOBEL PRIZE WINNING INVENTION OF THE BUBBLE CHAMBER USED IN SUB ATOMIC PARTICLE PHYSICS. Glaser was an American physicist and neurobiologist who, inspired by the bubbles in a glass of beer, invented a vessel that, when filled with a superheated transparent liquid like liquid hydrogen, is able to detect electrically charged particles moving through it. Glaser's bubble chamber made it possible for scientists "to observe the paths and lifetimes of particles" in sub atomic particle physics (Wikipedia). Bubble chambers are created by filling "a large cylinder with a liquid heated to just below its boiling point. As particles enter the chamber, a piston suddenly decreases its pressure, and the liquid enters into a superheated, metastable phase. Charged particles create an ionization track, around which the liquid vaporizes, forming microscopic bubbles. Bubble density around a track is proportional to a particle's energy loss. Bubbles grow in size as the chamber expands, until they are large enough to be seen or photographed" (Wikipedia). Glaser was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1960 for his invention. CONDITION & DETAILS: Lancaster: American Physical Society, Volume 87, August 15, 1952. Original Wraps 4to (10.5 x 8 inches; 263 x 200mm). The wraps are in near fine condition, as is the interior. [Attributes: First Edition]
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