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DESKTOP DIGITAL GEIGER COUNTER

By John Iovine

A Geiger counter is a radiation detection instrument. Since the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Japan in 2011, radiation hazards and radiation detection instruments like Geiger counters were brought to the public consciousness. The news media coverage of the disaster and its subsequent safety hazards created an increased demand for Geiger counters that is still felt today.

This article will show you how to build a laboratory-quality Desktop Digital Geiger Counter.

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John Iovine is a scientist and electronics ...

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