The Geiger Counter

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Presenter: Jonathan Hare

Published: March 2009

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Vega


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Although essentially a very simple device the Gieger Counter is an exquisitely sensitive detector of ionising radiation. It can detect a single particle. Here we demonstrate its use in detecting radiation from minerals and describe in simple terms how it works.

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