scintillation counter

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scintillation counter

n.
A device for detecting and counting scintillations produced by ionizing radiation.

scintillation counter

n
(General Physics) an instrument for detecting and measuring the intensity of high-energy radiation. It consists of a phosphor with which particles collide producing flashes of light that are detected by a photomultiplier and converted into pulses of electric current that are counted by electronic equipment

scintilla′tion count`er


n.
a device that measures radioactivity by registering the number of scintillations it produces.
Also called scin•til•lom•e•ter (sin`tl om′i tər).
[1945–50]
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Noun1.scintillation counter - counter tube in which light flashes when exposed to ionizing radiation
counter tube - a measuring instrument for counting individual ionizing events