an apparatus for detecting and analyzing ionizing radiation, consisting of a vessel filled with a gas at normal or lower than normal pressure and fitted with two electrodes such that the current between the electrodes is a function of the amount of ionization of the gas.
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Origin of ionization chamber
First recorded in 1900–05
Also called ion chamber.
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British Dictionary definitions for ion chamber
a device for detecting and measuring ionizing radiation, consisting of a tube containing a low pressure gas and two electrodes between which a high voltage is maintained. The current between the electrodes is a function of the intensity of the radiation
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Medicine definitions for ion chamber
A chamber for detecting ionization of the enclosed gas, used for determining the intensity of ionizing radiation.
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