Lauritsen electroscope

noun
Lau·​rit·​sen electroscope | \ ˈlau̇|rə̇tsən-, ˈlȯ|, ˈlä| \

Definition of Lauritsen electroscope

: an electroscope in which the sensitive element is a quartz fiber used in precise measurements of ionizing radiation

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History and Etymology for Lauritsen electroscope

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 4 Jul. 2022.

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