Geiger-Müller threshold

[ gahy-ger -muhl-er, -myoo-ler ]
/ ˈgaɪ gər ˈmʌl ər, -ˈmyu lər /

noun Physics.

the minimum voltage applied to an ionization chamber, as in a Geiger counter, at which the charge collected per count is independent of the nature of the ionizing event producing the count.

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Also called Geiger threshold.

Origin of Geiger-Müller threshold

named after H. Geiger and W. Müller, 20th-century German physicist

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