- Hans [hahns] /hɑns/, 1882–1947, German physicist.
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For some people the Geiger counter is alarming," Kunisawa says, "if it goes off.A Japanese Firefighter Talks Surviving the Nuclear Reactors
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Lehman, get a Geiger counter and come with me, we've got to fix this thing.All Day September
She lifted the geiger harnesses, and I put Ledman back in his wheelchair.The Hunted Heroes
And to-day Geiger delivered his first lecture on the Mishna.History of the Jews, Vol. VI (of 6)
As an instance may be mentioned his quarrels with Rapoport, Geiger, and some other friends.Hebrew Humor and other Essays
Bert took a Geiger counter, pencil-size from his chest-pouch.Big Pill
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- Hans (hans). 1882–1945, German physicist: developed the Geiger counter
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- German physicist who was a pioneer in nuclear physics. He invented numerous instruments and techniques used to detect charged particles, including the Geiger counter (1908).
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