(last updated 5th September 2001)

School of Physics and Astronomy

A web-site dedicated to the:

The Spark Chamber


A brief Introduction to the world of Particle Physics

What is a Spark Chamber?

Detectors and the Particle Physicist

What does a Spark Chamber detect?

Cosmic Rays

Where do Cosmic Rays come from?

Types of particle

How does a Spark Chamber work?

Why does the Spark Chamber Spark?

Electromagnetic Interference

Photographs of a Spark Chamber

References and Acknowledgements

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Web-site written and constructed by: Stephen A. Bull