Category:Bubble chambers operated at CERN

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The bubble chamber, which was invented by Donald Glaser in 1952, made its major contributions to particle physics over three decades, from the late 1950s until the 1980s. In the 1960s bubble chambers became the main tool at CERN for the study of resonances and strange particle physics. The first experimental results were obtained in 1961 by exposing the Padua Propane Chamber to the CERN 600 MeV synchro-cyclotron. [1] CERN's last bubble chamber was shut down in 1985.[2] From then onwards, digital detectors took over and are still the main instrumentation used for particle detection.[3]

  1. ^ Loria, A.; Mittner, P.; Santangelo, R.; Scotoni, I.; Zago, G.; Aubert, B.; Brenner, A.; Goldschmidt-Clermont, Y.; Grard, F.; MacLeod, G. R.; Minguzzi Ranzi, A.; Montanet, L. (11 April 1961). "The Scattering of Positive 120 MeV Pions on Protons" (PDF). Nuovo Cimento. 22: 820–843. Retrieved 18 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Harigel, G.G.; Colley, D.C.; Cundy, D.C. (July 1994). Bubbles 40: Proceedings of the Conference on the Bubble Chamber and its Contributions to Particle Physics. Geneva, Switzerland: North-Holland. p. 197. 
  3. ^ Sauli, Fabio (2004). "From bubble chambers to electronic systems: 25 years of evolution in particle detectors at CERN (1979–2004)" (PDF). Physics Reports. 403-404: 471–504. doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2004.08.023. ISSN 0370-1573.