crystal detector

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crystal detector a detector consisting of a fine wire in contact with a galena crystal; acts as a rectifier
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Usage

In literature:

As a general rule, the radio-listener's first receiving set uses a crystal detector.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
A gigantic crystal detector!
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin
The crystal detector gives us much the same sort of a current as does the vacuum tube detector of Fig.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
The detector D is of the carborundum crystal or electrolytic pattern.
"Wireless Transmission of Photographs" by Marcus J. Martin
The Crystal Detector achieves the same result in another way.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
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In science:

The detector consists of three drift chambers whose aim is to detect two β tra jectories, a sodium iodide crystal scintillator array to detect γ rays, and plastic scintillators to measure the β ray energies and arrival times [].
Recent advances in neutrinoless double beta decay search
To prove the feasibility of this detector, three small naked HPGe crystals have been tested in liquid nitrogen.
Recent advances in neutrinoless double beta decay search
These crystals have many of the advantages of Ge detectors but, in addition, operate at room temperature.
Neutrinoless double beta decay and direct searches for neutrino mass
Presently, commercially available segmented detectors are fabricated from n-type crystals.
Neutrinoless double beta decay and direct searches for neutrino mass
In nuclear physics, the most common technique to detect radiation in the 20 keV range is the use of scintillating crystals (such as NaI or BGO) and solid state semiconductor ionization detectors (Ge or Si).
Direct search for WIMP dark matter
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