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Brookhaven National Laboratory Bubble Chamber Records, ca. 1959-1960s

Donor:
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Collector:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI
Subject:
United States Dept. of Energy
Physical description:
1.67 cu. ft.: 2 flat boxes; 1 film
Type:
Logs (records)
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1959
1966
ca 1959-1960s
1950-2000
1960-1980
Summary:
Documentary materials relating to the construction and operation of the 80-inch hydrogen bubble chamber at Brookhaven National Laboratory: a 16mm film of the construction of the bubble chamber; 6 reels of audiotapes from the operation of the bubble chamber, 8 rolls of 70mm film of particle tracks; 3 rolls of 35mm film of particle tracks; a log book of the bubble chamber, recording the discovery of the Omega-minus particle; an operations manual for the chamber; and a "user package" for the chamber. Some of the film records the discovery of the Omega-minus particle.
Publications:
See "80-inch Bubble Chamber" by Brookhaven National Laboratory, http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/history/80_inch.asp
Cite as:
Brookhaven National Laboratory Bubble Chamber Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Accelerators
Particle tracks
Nuclear physics
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Bubble chambers
Subatomic particles
Local number:
1995.3003 (NMAH Acc. No.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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