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a device for detecting and measuring radioactivity, having a crystal scintillator, a photoelectric cell sensitive to the light from scintillations, and an amplifier.
(physics) a device for observing ionizing radiation by the scintillations it produces in a suitable material
scintillation counter
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

scintillation counter n.
A device for detecting and counting scintillations produced by ionizing radiation. Also called scintillascope.


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