Geiger-Müller threshold

Geiger-Müller threshold

[gahy-ger muhl-er, -myoo-ler]
noun 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 Geiger threshold.


Origin:
named after H. Geiger and W. Müller, 20th-century German physicist

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