Beta Deflection

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Madison, WI 53705

Low energy beta particle tracks can be observed in a Supersaturated Environments Cloud Chamber. Particles emitted from a Carbon-14 source placed at a source port will follow trajectories that are deflected by the 1000 Gauss magnetic field produced by our Rare Earth Magnet. Carbon-14 yields a maximum particle energy of 156 keV, resulting in frequent scattering in STP air. An increase in deflection curvature and ionization per unit length is observed as each particle is slowed in air.