The World of Atom (Part VIII)

ReferenceA Logical Approach to Theoretical Physics

THE WORLD OF ATOM by Boorse

PART VIII – TWO FAR-REACHING DISCOVERIES

Chapter 41: The Discovery of Cosmic Rays – Viktor F. Hess (1883 – 1964)
Penetrating Radiation in Seven free Balloon Flights. When these very energetic particles strike the earth’s atmosphere, they give rise to vast showers of other atomic and subatomic particles.

Chapter 42: The Cloud Chamber – Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (1869 – 1959)
On an Expansion Apparatus for Making Visible the Tracks of Ionizing Particles in Gases and Some Results Obtained by Its Use. The marvel of seeing the path of charged atomic particles and of atomic collisions was realized through the trails of fog-like droplets that the particles left in their wakes.

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POSTULATE:
Sub-atomic particles are essentially rays and not waves.

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