nuclear emulsion

noun Physics.

a photographic emulsion in the form of a thick block, used to record the tracks of elementary particles.

Nearby words

  1. nuclear,
  2. nuclear bomb,
  3. nuclear cataract,
  4. nuclear chemistry,
  5. nuclear cross section,
  6. nuclear energy,
  7. nuclear envelope,
  8. nuclear family,
  9. nuclear fission,
  10. nuclear fuel

Origin of nuclear emulsion

First recorded in 1945–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019