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Short answer: turned ionization detectors are easy enough, but they are not "Geiger counters". The core of a Geiger counter is a gas ionization detector that runs in a saturated cascade mode. They respond to ionization in the gas and are very nearly digital in nature. Notice that Geiger counters are often rigged to emit an audible click when it respond, ...


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The gas inside the geiger tube will have a different response according to what kind of radiation is entering and what energy it has. For example, here's Helium's absorption for electrons , and here's its X-ray absorption . The tube only gives you a particle count, but if you have a fixed distribution of incoming particles then you can calculate/calibrate a ...


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True, Geiger counters can be tuned to be more sensitive for certain types of decay and for the amount of radiation emitted. They can detect ionizing radiation in the form of alpha particles, beta particles and gamma rays. Given the different nature and energy of these types of radiations (alphas are Helium nuclei, betas are electrons or positrons, gammas ...



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