Fretter, William B. Formerly, Department of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, California.
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A detector of ionizing radiation. When a fast-moving charged particle traverses a Geiger-Müller counter, an electrical impulse is produced. These impulses can readily be counted by electronic circuits. Geiger-Müller (GM) counters, usually referred to simply as Geiger counters, are widely used to indicate the presence and intensity of nuclear radiations.
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