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Particle Tracks of Proton, Muon, Alpha and Beta Radiation
Particles leave different kinds of tracks in a cloud chamber.
- α-radiation consists of helium nuclei. Like protons, it is subject to nuclear forces and leaves short, thick tracks.
- The electrons of β-radiation and muons leave narrow tracks. Electrons are scattered more often than the heavier muons and follow a zigzag path.
- γ-radiation consists of electrically neutral photons and does not leave any tracks in the cloud chamber.