electron multiplier

noun

Definition of electron multiplier

: a device utilizing secondary emission of electrons for amplifying a current of electrons

First Known Use of electron multiplier

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Electron multiplier.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electron%20multiplier. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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