Ortec: AN34 Experiment 2 - Geiger Counting Documents

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Ortec: AN34 Experiment 2 - Geiger Counting 

published by the AMETEK Corporation

The purpose of this experiment is to familiarize the
student with the Geiger-Mueller counter. This counter is a
widely used pulse-counting instrument that uses gas
amplification, which makes it remarkably sensitive, but
whose simple construction makes it relatively inexpensive.
The experiments that are designed to accomplish this
purpose deal with the operating plateau of the Geiger
tube, half-life determinations, resolving-time corrections,
and the basic nuclear considerations involved.

This document is part of Ortec's AN34 Publication, a collection of nuclear physics experiments for undergraduate laboratories.

Last Modified February 6, 2009

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