Welcome to Cloudylabs

This site is dedicated to  « The most original and wonderful instrument in scientific history » (E. Rutherford, ~1923). The aim of this site is to show how nuclear particles interacts in matter. A lot of pictures of nuclear events, taken at the beginnings of the nuclear physics and published in ancient books are reproduced here, in memory of all these brilliants mind of their time.

 

Thermoelectric cloud chamber (old build) :

 

The latest build, a compressor cooled cloud chamber (still a prototype !) :
 

View of the latest cloud chamber. The 15,6″ laptop and the A4 sheet under the machine give the scale. 

 

If you are interested to acquire this cloud chamber see this page.