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proportional gas-scintillation counter

A proportional counter coupled to an ultraviolet sensitive photomultiplier tube. Initial electrons produced by the interaction of the high-energy photon with the counter fill-gas are accelerated by a high electric field where they acquire sufficient energy to excite the noble gas atoms. The resulting UV radiation is observed by a photomultiplier tube.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1745 (Nomenclature, symbols, units and their usage in spectrochemical analysis-XI. Detection of radiation (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1754
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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