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Geiger-Müller threshold

[gahy-ger muhl-er, -myoo-ler] /ˈgaɪ gər ˈmʌl ər, -ˈmyu lər/
noun, Physics.
1.
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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