geigermüller tube

Geiger-Müller tube

noun Physics.
a tube functioning as an ionization chamber within a Geiger counter.
Also called Geiger tube.


Origin:
1925–30; see Geiger-Müller threshold

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geiger-muller tube

noun
an ionization chamber contained in a tube in a Geiger counter [syn: Geiger tube
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