Definition of proportional counter in English:

proportional counter

Syllabification: pro·por·tion·al count·er


  • An ionization chamber in which the operating voltage is large enough to produce amplification but not so large that the output pulse ceases to be proportional to the initial ionization.
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    • The scattering was detected with a one-dimensional linear proportional counter.

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