spinthariscope
noun Etymology: Greek spintharis spark + English -scope Date: 1903 an instrument for visual detection of alpha particles that consists of a fluorescent screen and a magnifying lens system

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  • Spinthariscope — Spin*thar i*scope, n. [Gr. spinqari s spark + scope.] A small instrument containing a minute particle of a radium compound mounted in front of a fluorescent screen and viewed with magnifying lenses. The tiny flashes produced by the continual… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spinthariscope — [spin thar′ə skōp΄] n. 〚< Gr spintharis, a spark + SCOPE〛 a small device with a fluorescent screen, for visually observing the scintillations produced by the impact of alpha rays given off by a radioactive substance * * * spin·thar·i·scope (spĭn… …   Universalium

  • spinthariscope — [spin thar′ə skōp΄] n. [< Gr spintharis, a spark + SCOPE] a small device with a fluorescent screen, for visually observing the scintillations produced by the impact of alpha rays given off by a radioactive substance …   English World dictionary

  • Spinthariscope — Traduction de l article en anglais Le Spinthariscope est un appareil permettant d observer les désintégrations nucléaires individuelles provoquées par l interaction de radiations ionisantes et du phosphore (voir Phosphorescence et scintillation)… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Spinthariscope — A Spinthariscope is a device for observing individual nuclear disintegrations caused by the interaction of ionizing radiation with a phosphor (see radioluminescence) or scintillator. The spinthariscope was invented by William Crookes in 1903.… …   Wikipedia

  • spinthariscope — spintariskopas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Demonstracinis įtaisas alfa dalelių sukeltiems blyksėjimams stebėti. atitikmenys: angl. spinthariscope vok. Spinthariskop, n rus. спинтарископ, m pranc. scintilloscope, m; …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • spinthariscope — spintariskopas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. spinthariscope vok. Spinthariskop, n rus. спинтарископ, m pranc. spinthariscope, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • spinthariscope — spintariskopas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Demonstracinis prietaisas α dalelių sukeltoms scintiliacijoms stebėti. atitikmenys: angl. spinthariscope rus. спинтарископ …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • spinthariscope — noun an early device used for observing individual nuclear disintegrations …   Wiktionary

  • spinthariscope — SYN: scintillation counter. [G. spinther, spark, + skopeo, to view] …   Medical dictionary

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