Geiger-Muller tube

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Noun1.Geiger-Muller tube - an ionization chamber contained in a tube in a Geiger counter
Geiger counter, Geiger-Muller counter - counter tube that detects ionizing radiations
ionization chamber, ionization tube - a measuring instrument that measures the amount of ionizing radiation
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For example, the first method invented to detect individual nuclear particles by electrical means, the Rutherford-Geiger detector, evolved into the Geiger-Muller tube. The modern smoke detector, responsible for saving so many lives in house fires, can be traced back to 1899 when, at McGill University in Canada, Rutherford blew tobacco smoke into his ionization chamber and observed the change in ionization.