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ionization chamber

noun, Physics.
1.
an apparatus for detecting and analyzing ionizing radiation, consisting of a vessel filled with a gas at normal or lower than normal pressure and fitted with two electrodes such that the current between the electrodes is a function of the amount of ionization of the gas.
Also called ion chamber.
Origin of ionization chamber
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • The modular neutron detector operates as an ionization chamber.
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ionization chamber

noun
1.
a device for detecting and measuring ionizing radiation, consisting of a tube containing a low pressure gas and two electrodes between which a high voltage is maintained. The current between the electrodes is a function of the intensity of the radiation
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ionization chamber in Medicine

ionization chamber n.
A chamber for detecting ionization of the enclosed gas, used for determining the intensity of ionizing radiation.

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