A triggerless digital data acquisition system for nuclear decay experiments

J. Agramunt, J. L. Tain, F. Albiol, A. Algora, E. Estevez, G. Giubrone, M. D. Jordan, F. Molina, B. Rubio, E. Valencia

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Abstract

In nuclear decay experiments an important goal of the Data Acquisition (DAQ) system is to allow the reconstruction of time correlations between signals registered in different detectors. Classically DAQ systems are based in a trigger that starts the event acquisition, and all data related with the event of that trigger are collected as one compact structure. New technologies and electronics developments offer new possibilities to nuclear experiments with the use of sampling ADC-s. This type of ADC-s is able to provide the pulse shape, height and a time stamp of the signal. This new feature (time stamp) allows new systems to run without an event trigger. Later, the event can be reconstructed using the time stamp information. In this work we present a new DAQ developed for β-delayed neutron emission experiments. Due to the long moderation time of neutrons, we opted for a self-trigger DAQ based on commercial digitizers. With this DAQ a negligible acquisition dead time was achieved while keeping a maximum of event information and flexibility in time correlations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages165-166
Number of pages2
Volume1541
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventLa Rabida 2012 International Scientific Meeting on Nuclear Physics - Basic Concepts in Nuclear Physics: Theory, Experiments, and Applications - La Rabida, Spain
Duration: Sep 9 2012Sep 13 2012

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OtherLa Rabida 2012 International Scientific Meeting on Nuclear Physics - Basic Concepts in Nuclear Physics: Theory, Experiments, and Applications
CountrySpain
CityLa Rabida
Period9/9/129/13/12

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electronics

Keywords

  • beta delay neutron
  • Data acquisition
  • digitize
  • trigger less

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Agramunt, J., Tain, J. L., Albiol, F., Algora, A., Estevez, E., Giubrone, G., ... Valencia, E. (2013). A triggerless digital data acquisition system for nuclear decay experiments. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1541, pp. 165-166) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4810829

A triggerless digital data acquisition system for nuclear decay experiments. / Agramunt, J.; Tain, J. L.; Albiol, F.; Algora, A.; Estevez, E.; Giubrone, G.; Jordan, M. D.; Molina, F.; Rubio, B.; Valencia, E.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1541 2013. p. 165-166.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Agramunt, J, Tain, JL, Albiol, F, Algora, A, Estevez, E, Giubrone, G, Jordan, MD, Molina, F, Rubio, B & Valencia, E 2013, A triggerless digital data acquisition system for nuclear decay experiments. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1541, pp. 165-166, La Rabida 2012 International Scientific Meeting on Nuclear Physics - Basic Concepts in Nuclear Physics: Theory, Experiments, and Applications, La Rabida, Spain, 9/9/12. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4810829
Agramunt J, Tain JL, Albiol F, Algora A, Estevez E, Giubrone G et al. A triggerless digital data acquisition system for nuclear decay experiments. In AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1541. 2013. p. 165-166 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4810829
Agramunt, J. ; Tain, J. L. ; Albiol, F. ; Algora, A. ; Estevez, E. ; Giubrone, G. ; Jordan, M. D. ; Molina, F. ; Rubio, B. ; Valencia, E. / A triggerless digital data acquisition system for nuclear decay experiments. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1541 2013. pp. 165-166
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