Cloud Chamber - Build and Observe a Particle Detector

Cloud Chamber

Description: Students build their own particle detector using dry ice and isopropanol to make cosmic particles and natural radiation visible. Students study the properties of the different tracks and discuss their observations.

Safety: Students must follow the safety rules specified by the S’Cool LAB team and use the appropriate safety equipment provided. This experiment involves working with dry ice (approx. -80°C), isopropanol at >90% concentration, and working with torches in the dark.

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