Lauritsen electroscope

noun

Lau·​rit·​sen electroscope
ˈlau̇|rə̇tsən-,
ˈlȯ|,
ˈlä|
: an electroscope in which the sensitive element is a quartz fiber used in precise measurements of ionizing radiation

Word History

Etymology

after Charles C. Lauritsen †1968 and Thomas Lauritsen, born 1915 American physicists born in Denmark, who designed it

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“Lauritsen electroscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lauritsen%20electroscope. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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