counter voltage

counter voltage

[′kau̇nt·ər ‚vōl·tij]
(electricity)
The reverse voltage that appears across an inductor when current through the inductor is shut off.
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If the counter voltage is too high there will be an uncontrolled avalanching effect where the incoming x ray will cause the entire counter gas to be ionized.
At higher count rates the ion cloud around the counter wire reduces the effective counter voltage (and gas gain), which causes the pulse height distribution to shift to lower voltages (Fig.
With the Noran we found the dead times varied as a function of counter voltage.