In a pulse-height analysis system using a gated periodic pulse train for the correction of counting losses, it is shown that both the dead-time and pile-up losses can be corrected for if the clock pulses have the same width as the so called true pile-up time of the pulse processing system, and the clock pulses are rejected from the pulse train if a coincidence between the shaped clock pulses and the busy time of the system is detected. The technique was tested both with random-pulse generators and a Ge(Li) detector (60Co and 137Cs sources). At counting rate up to 50 kHz, it is shown that the correction was accurate to ± 1%.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Nuclear instruments and methods in physics research|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 1983|
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