Episode 519: Particle Detectors

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In this learning episode, from the Institute of Physics, students see how cloud and bubble chambers can be used to detect sub-atomic particles. It explores the principle that, in general, detectors work by analyzing particle collisions using conservation laws (momentum, energy, charge).

The activities in this learning episode look at:
* the basis of particle detectors
* cloud chambers and spark detectors
* explaining and interpreting tracks

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