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Meaning of scintillation counter

scintilla'tion count"er

Pronunciation: (sin"tl-om'i-tur). [key]
  1. a device for detecting and measuring radioactivity, having a crystal scintillator, a photoelectric cell sensitive to the light from scintillations, and an amplifier.
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