Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument devised by Montigny for measuring the intensity of scintillation of the stars. The apparatus consists essentially of a circular glass plate mounted obliquely upon an axis very near and in front of the eyepiece of a telescope. An opening in the center of the plate allows the insertion of a ring, through which passes the axis, parallel to the optical axis of the telescope and at a distance from it of about twenty-five millimeters. The plate is rotated about the axis by a mechanism. By this device, the rays of light from a star are refracted through the inclined glass plate, and the image describes a perfect circle in the field. If the star undergoes no change, the circumference is a continuous line exhibiting the color of the star; but if the star scintillates, this circumference is divided into fugitive arcs of different colors. The number of changes of color per unit of time indicates the intensity of the scintillation.
“We'd explain what we were doing, sit each child down and -- using a scintillometer that didn't even touch him -- measure radiation in the thyroid.”
“As he watched the needle on the scintillometer dance,”
“One day, in March 1979, a man named Byrd Berman, a geologist by training, was driving down a road through cattle pastures when the scintillometer sitting on the dashboard of his Hertz rental car began to beep.”
“Geological mapping, prospecting, and scintillometer surveys are being carried out in conjunction with silt and soil sampling to build a framework for defining additional prospective areas and for understanding geochemical anomalies in this underexplored region.”
“Preliminary scintillometer data for drill holes from Roughrider East were released on”
“This release completes the release of all scintillometer data for the Roughrider uranium deposit from the winter 2010 drill program.”
“VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire - April 15, 2010) - Hathor Exploration Limited (TSX VENTURE: HAT) announces the release of scintillometer results for Area 2 from the”
“The reader is cautioned that scintillometer readings are not directly or uniformly related to uranium grades of the rock sample measured, and should be used only as a preliminary indication of the presence of radioactive materials.”
“Table 1 and complete scintillometer data sets for the 13 holes are in”
“Natural gamma emission radiation is measured in counts per second (cps) using an Exploranium GR-110 hand-held gamma-ray scintillometer.”
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