Simple dead-time and pile-up correction technique using a gated periodic pulse train

János Gál, György Bibok

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Abstract

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%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-469
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear instruments and methods in physics research
Volume206
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1983

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  • Engineering(all)

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