Geiger-Nuttall law

noun Geiger-Nut·tall law
variants: or less commonly Geiger-Nuttall relation

Definition of Geiger-Nuttall law

:a statement in nuclear physics: for an alpha-emitting radioactive substance the logarithm of the decay constant and the logarithm of the range in air of the emitted alpha rays are in linear relation to each other

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Origin and Etymology of geiger-nuttall law

after H. Geiger and John M. Nuttall †1958 British physicist


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