Abstract

Electronic flash tubes may be used to illuminate cloud chambers in order to freeze particles in motion and obtain sharp, clear photographs without blurring the image. Introductory theory of flash tubes is given, and the illumination of a 120 × 150 × 60 cm cloud by four 132-cm (54-in.) flash tubes is described. A total energy of 58,800 W-sec is used.

© 1963 Optical Society of America

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