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electrometer Syllabification: e·lec·trom·e·ter
Pronunciation: /ilekˈträmitər/ /ˌēlek-/

Definition of electrometer in English:


An instrument for measuring electrical potential without drawing any current from the circuit.
Example sentences
  • To detect the small resulting current, she used an electrometer of an excellent design created by Pierre and his physicist brother, Jacques, some years earlier.
  • Hertz generated cathode rays inside an apparatus that included an electrometer to measure the electrical charge of the rays.
  • Shortly after Antoine Becquerel and others developed the electrometer, John Mothée Gaugain made the first precise measurements of pyroelectric charges in 1859.



Pronunciation: /iˌlektrəˈmetrik/
Example sentences
  • Simple electrometric methods were tested to estimate microbial activity in hypereutrophic aquaculture ponds.
  • The gravitational constant G can be determined by an electrometric measurement using a group of current-bearing coils.


Pronunciation: /-ˈträmitrē/
Example sentences
  • Significant modification pattern of skin electric activity after laser irradiation has been monitored at 16 acupuncture points location, by digital electrometry and digital photopletismography.
  • We thus show that high-resolution electrometry is realizable at room temperature and competitive with alternative low temperature (<10 K) solutions.
  • In the present work we consider the possibility of using micromechanical electrometry to measure directly the fluctuating SET island charge due to electrons.

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