cloud chamber photograph of meson

Made:
1936-1938 in Pasadena and London

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Cloud chamber photograph showing Anderson and Neddermeyer's discovery of the mu-meson, 1936 (see notes). (Initially thought to be a candidate for Hideki Yukawa's proposed meson, it is now called the muon and is classed as a lepton rather than a meson).

Details

Category:
Nuclear Physics
Object Number:
1952-260
Materials:
cardboard and paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
print: 105 mm x 130 mm
type:
black-and-white print - photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • photograph
  • positive - photograph
  • photographic print
credit:
Science Museum Photographer