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Gei'ger-Mül'ler thresh"old



Pronunciation: (gī'gur mul'ur, -myOO'lur), [key] Physics.
the minimum voltage applied to an ionization chamber, as in a Geiger counter, at which the charge collected per count is independent of the nature of the ionizing event producing the count. Also called Gei'ger thresh"old.

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Geiger counterGeiger-Müller tube

 

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