Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 33 - Think and Explain: 63

Answer

The spiral shape of the paths of charged particles in a bubble chamber is because these particles are losing energy.

Work Step by Step

The particles collide with atoms in the chamber, and slow down. They bend more in the magnetic field as they slow down, causing spiral paths.
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