What is geige counter?
There is a need to know about the Geiger Counter function. first, it is necessary to aware of the radioactive materials, and it’s phenomena. However, the radioactive emissions, that are known as the process of discharging the alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays. It is possible to measure the quantity of the emissions by using geige meter.
Uses of geige meter:
Geiger meter; that ultimately detects the gamma rays as well beta particles.The Geiger counter consisted of the tube-shaped as a gas chamber that is tightly filled with the gas. During the detection process, it is important to produce the electricity conductors to achieve the required level of the emissions. It can be done by using the lofty particles. And the high energy particles will be infused into the gas that is air tight filled inside the tube.
Working of geige meter:
When the ionizing radiations manifested through on collision course, the particles started entering into the gas tube and thrust to discharging the electrons. The high voltage middle wire will catch the negatively charged electrons, and the positively charged ions will let off the tube. The electric current produced when the electrons expanded around the wire, and it becomes threshold.
In this situation, the switch is temporary off, and then radiation meter records the electrics pulse. The Geiger meter can also log the electric current acoustically. In this manner, the intensity will optimize in parallel of the ionizing radiation. Meanwhile, the needle pointer variations will appear. While the Geiger meter used to trace all the recordings that are visible on the radiation meter’s screen.
Discharge of radiation:
Materials and humans can discharge the radiations in the form of energy, and it can be measured by using the radiation detector. It is also called the radiation meter. Human bodies absorbed the radiations as well other objects can release rays and energy. More details here: http://www.explainthatstuff.com/how-geiger-counters-work.html
The measuring unit of the radioactive substances for the radioactive emitting rays is the becquerel (Bq). It is defined that Bq is the number of decay per second. Before that Bq, the radioactive capacity was measured into the roentgen that is equivalent to a man (rem). gamma rays unit is milliRoentgens, that is written as ” mR”.
The radiation meter is simple and easy to operate. According to the user’s need, the user manual has been published in the HSE and the United Kingdom. This manual helps to select the most suitable Geiger Meter as per the defined need by the user.
The gamma rays detection
The Geiger meter is good enough to support the user as per suggested inside the manual. The device can only favor to the gamma rays. The gamma rays are low-voltage x-rays and it is considered that Geiger Meter is the recommended device to detect the radioactivity quantity among the substances. Perhaps, there is not only the radiation meter that detects all the discharge level.
This description not describes all the technologies that used in the radiation meter. It gives tips and techniques about the G-meter protection and the parts of the device. Beta rays detect separately as well as alpha and gamma rays, too.