Osserva i raggi cosmici con la Cloud Chamber
Osserva i raggi cosmici con la Cloud Chamber

Osserva i raggi cosmici con la Cloud Chamber

Welcome to the "Wilson's Cloud Chamber", a classical particle detector that was used for measuring cosmic rays (it first revealed the positron, an important discovery honoured with the Nobel Prize given to Anderson in 1932). We made an opensource version with Arduino, thermocouples, Peltier cells, IKEA pieces, lasercut parts and recycled water coolers, for less than 2000 Eur. The detector's surface is 25x25 cm, it operates continuously (unlike the dry-ice-based systems) and tracks of charged particles (electrons, protons, alpha particles, muons) are visible with naked eyes.
Italy


Osserva i raggi cosmici con la Cloud Chamber

Marco Baruzzo, Carlo Fonda, Sara Sossi, Gaya Fior, Erika Ronchin, Enrique Canessa

We are all members of the ICTP Scientific FabLab, a digital fabrication laboratory within a well-known international research institution in the fields of theoretical physics and mathematics, the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy). We are all makers, passionate about Science, Digital Fabrication, Open Source, Open Hardware, Education, Physics-for-All.


Stand H15 (pav. 8) - ICTP Scientific FabLab

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