Definition of Spinthariscope

1. n. 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 bombardment of the screen by the α rays are thus rendered visible.



Definition of Spinthariscope

1. Noun. an early device used for observing individual nuclear disintegrations ¹

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Definition of Spinthariscope

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Medical Definition of Spinthariscope

1. Synonym: scintillation counter. Origin: G. Spinther, spark, + skopeo, to view (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinthariscope

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spinthariscope (current term)
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Literary usage of Spinthariscope

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1. Elements of Electricity: A Practical Discussion of the Fundamental Laws and by Robert Andrews Millikan, Edwin Sherwood Bishop, American Technical Society (1917)
"Crookes'spinthariscope. In 1903, Sir William Crookes devised a little instrument called the ... In the spinthariscope a tiny speck of radium R, Fig. ..."

2. A New Era in Chemistry: Some of the More Important Developments in General by Harry Clary Jones (1913)
"The spinthariscope. — This fact is utilized in an instrument called the spinthariscope. This consists of a screen covered with some phosphorescent substance ..."

3. A New Era in Chemistry: Some of the More Important Developments in General by Harry Clary Jones (1913)
"The spinthariscope. — This fact is utilized in an instrument called the spinthariscope. This consists of a screen covered with some phosphorescent substance ..."

4. A New Era in Chemistry: Some of the More Important Developments in General by Harry Clary Jones (1913)
"The spinthariscope. — This fact is utilized in an instrument called the spinthariscope. This consists of a screen covered with some phosphorescent substance ..."

5. The Electrical Nature of Matter and Radioactivity by Harry Clary Jones (1906)
"THE spinthariscope One other matter must be discussed before leaving the a rays. It has already been stated that strongly radioactive substances like radium ..."

6. The Electrical Nature of Matter and Radioactivity by Harry Clary Jones (1906)
"THE spinthariscope One other matter must be discussed before leaving the a rays. It has already been stated that strongly radioactive substances like radium ..."

7. The Electrical Nature of Matter and Radioactivity by Harry Clary Jones (1906)
"THE spinthariscope One other matter must be discussed before leaving the a rays. It has already been stated that strongly radioactive substances like radium ..."

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