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photomultiplier tube

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noun pho·to·mul·ti·pli·er tube \ˌfō-tō-ˈməl-tə-ˌplī(-ə)r-\

Definition of photomultiplier tube

  1. :  a vacuum tube that detects light especially from dim sources through the use of photoemission and successive instances of secondary emission to produce enough electrons to generate a useful current —called also photomultiplier



1941

First Known Use of photomultiplier tube

1941


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photomultiplier tube

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noun pho·to·mul·ti·pli·er tube \ˌfōt-ō-ˈməl-tə-ˌplī(-ə)r-\

Medical Definition of photomultiplier tube

  1. :  a vacuum tube that detects light especially from dim sources through the use of photoemission and successive instances of secondary emission to produce enough electrons to generate a useful current—called also photomultiplier




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