ionization chamber

noun

Definition of ionization chamber

:a partially evacuated tube provided with electrodes so that its conductivity due to the ionization of the residual gas reveals the presence of ionizing radiation

First Known Use of ionization chamber

1904


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ionization chamber

noun

medical Definition of ionization chamber

:a partially evacuated tube provided with electrodes so that its conductivity due to the ionization of the residual gas reveals the presence of ionizing radiation

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