Chikovani, G.E.; Roinishvili, V.N.; Mikhailov, V.A.; Investigation of the Mechanism of Operation of Track Spark Chambers
Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 46 (1964) 1228;
JETP 19 (1964) 833;
The principle of operation of a new detector of charged particles, the track spark chamber, is based on termination of the streamer discharges induced by primary electrons at an early stage of development. In this case the particle tracks can be discerned by the glowing centers along the particle trajectory. In contrast to the familiar spark chambers, the track spark chambers possesses isotropic properties in the sense that it records in space particles moving in any direction with respect to
the electric field. The characteristics of a 100 x 60 x 19 cm3 operating track chamber where studied. A statistical model of development of the glowing centers is proposed for explaining the operation of the track chamber. The conclusion based on this model are in satisfactory agreement with the experimental results.
Related references More (earlier) information appears in V. A. Mikhailov, V. N. Roinishvili, and G. E. Chikovani, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 45 (1963) 818;
G. E. Chikovani, V. A. Mikhailov, and V. N. Roinishvili, Phys. Lett. 6 (1963) 254;
See also B. A. Dolgoshein and B. I. Luchkov, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 46 (1964) 392;
Another invention of the streamer chamber.