Background count

Background count, in radioactivity measurements, is the base level radiation count which is subtracted from the measurement being taken.Various sources may contribute to the background count: cosmic rays, natural radioactivity in the environment etc. It is designed to allow you to use a nuclear lab station to collect data from three redioactive sources: alpha, beta, and gamma.

ee also

*Small article monitor, a device used to measure radioactivity.
*Geiger counter
*Background radiation
*Dark Count, a CCD specification.


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