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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Introducing the Nothing Labs Electronic Cloud Chamber

On sale now at www.nothinglabs.com!



Cloud chambers let you see paths left by ionizing radioactive particles. Traces appear as the particles ionize super-cooled alcohol vapor - causing it to precipitate.




Most cloud chambers require messy / inconvenient dry ice or other external cooling. They also need extended periods of time to reach operating temperature.

The Nothing Labs Electronic Cloud Chamber uses a thermoelectric ("Peltier") / air cooling system to quickly chill its surface plate to -30 Fahrenheit without dry ice.


As far as I can tell - this is the first cloud chamber design that uses electronic / peltier cooling which doesn't need external secondary cooling (like cold water).

I came up with this cloud chamber in early 2010 - and promptly published most of my findings online.

So - if your idea of a fun weekend involves thermal paste and heatsinks - check out the Instructable.

Otherwise - I'll build you a really nice looking one for a small fee.

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