geigermüller 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.

named after H. Geiger and W. Müller, 20th-century German physicist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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