TITLE

Buoyancy-induced convection in the thermal diffusion cloud chamber

AUTHOR(S)
Ferguson, Frank T.; Nuth, Joseph A.
PUB. DATE
August 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 534 Issue 1, p264
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
An important question currently concerning thermal diffusion cloud chamber operation is what effect, if any, does buoyancy-induced convection have on measured supersaturations. In this paper we highlight some of the important results from a model of the chamber which includes such convective effects. The results indicate that the reduction in the maximum attainable supersaturation is likely to be small, but a general method of determining when these effects will become significant is needed.
ACCESSION #
5669779

 

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