RadNet is the definitive source of accurate information on radiation levels in the environment in the U. S. UU. With its national monitor system and sophisticated analytical capability, it is the go-to source for reliable data.
But what instruments are available to detect radiation?The most common type of radiation detector is a Geiger-Mueller (GM) tube, also known as a Geiger counter. This device leverages the natural ionization process to detect and measure radiation. It houses a stable gas inside its chamber, which ionizes when exposed to radioactive particles. This generates an electrical current that the meter registers for a period of 60 seconds.
Geiger and his doctoral student Walter Muller improved the sensitivity of the counter between 1925 and 1928, making it capable of detecting all types of ionizing radiation. This device is still frequently used to detect radiation in various environments, making it an inexpensive and useful instrument for quickly detecting and measuring radiation.