Definition of electroscope in English:

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electroscope

Pronunciation: /ɪˈlɛktrəskəʊp/

noun

Physics
An instrument for detecting and measuring electricity, especially as an indication of the ionization of air by radioactivity.
Example sentences
  • This was used on his electroscopes and on his ionisation chambers for the work that he did with alpha particles.
  • Consider a case in which the presence of an electrically charged body is determined by operations with an electroscope.
  • After boiling it again, he measured the decay of the resulting radon gas with a gold leaf electroscope.

Derivatives

electroscopic

Pronunciation: /ɪlɛktrəˈskɒpɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • It is disclosed that aryl azo pyrazolones may be used as colorants in electroscopic toners.
  • The electroscopic anomaly is characterized by the fact that charged electroscopes discharge more slowly inside than outside of the machine.

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Line breaks: elec¦tro|scope

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