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The Multiwire Chamber

Georges Charpak (left) and his colleagues working on a multiwire chamber at CERN in Geneva in 1970.

 

In the late 1960s multiwire chambers were developed, in particular by George Charpak and his colleagues at Cern.

With the multiwire chamber it became possible to determine the trajectories of the numerous charged particles produced in high energy particle collisions with great precision. In addition the data taking rate increased a lot, making it possible to detect very rare processes. This lead to a breakthrough in the detailed study of many rare processes.

   

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