Geiger Counter & Radiation Detector
A radiation detector, also known as a geiger counter, can detect a broad range of ionizing alpha and beta particles, and gamma and x-rays that may be emitting harmful levels of radiation. Radiation detectors sense ionizing radiation with an enclosed Geiger Mueller (GM) tube to count radiation particles or rays. Alpha and beta particles are measured in counts per minute (CPM) or counts per second (CPS). Gamma rays and x-rays are measured in milliRoentgens (mR) per hour, microSieverts (μSv) per hour, or milliSieverts (mSv) per hour.