Definition of Scintillation counter

1. Noun. Counter tube in which light flashes when exposed to ionizing radiation.

Generic synonyms: Counter Tube



Definition of Scintillation counter

1. Noun. (physics) A detector of particles and ionizing radiation which uses a photomultiplier to generate flashes of light ¹

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Medical Definition of Scintillation counter

1. An instrument used for the detection of radioactivity; the radiation is absorbed by a scintillator (a crystal or a compound, such as POPOP, in solution) which results in minute flashes of light that are detected by a photocathode. The resultant electron emission is amplified by a photomultiplier and an amplifier. Synonym: scintillometer, spinthariscope. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Scintillation counter

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The intensities of 2278 independent reflections (index sets hkl and tiki) within the sphere (sin 0/X) < 0.588 were measured with a scintillation counter; ..."

2. Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting of the Task Force on Shielding Aspects of by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2004)
"... Data analysis Tritium measurements A liquid scintillation counter (Packard BioSciences. Canberra Industries. 800 Research Parkway- Meriden. ..."

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