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Ionization chamber and GM tube

  1. Feb 15, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    What are the difference between ionization chamber and GM tube in structure which make them have different functions?


    3. The attempt at a solution

    Higher voltage is applied to GM tube so that electron avalanche can occur.
    Then I wonder that
    if higher voltage is applied to ionization chamber, it can function as a GM tube.
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2010 #2

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  4. Feb 16, 2010 #3
    The difference is...
    ionization chamber is connected to galvanometer and operate at normal gas pressure
    while GM tube is connected to a counter and operate at low pressure

    Is it?
     
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