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scintillation counter

Syllabification: scin·til·la·tion count·er

Definition of scintillation counter in English:

noun

Physics
A device for detecting and recording scintillations. Also called scintillometer.
Example sentences
  • The radiation emitted is detected by a scintillation counter (a gamma camera, invented in 1961) and the image recorded.
  • The column effluent was collected, scintillation fluid added, and radioactivity determined in a liquid scintillation counter.
  • Both breath samples were analysed in a liquid scintillation counter for 5 min.

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