Microcomputer-controlled perturbed angular correlation spectrometer

H. Jaeger, J. A. Gardner, H. T. Su, R. L. Rasera

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A four-detector time-differential perturbed angular correlation spectrometer controlled by an inexpensive microcomputer is described. The use of twin-single-channel analyzers permits each detector to identify both gamma rays in the cascade. An improved gating logic system reduces the MCA/computer deadtime and allows larger sample activity and faster data accumulation. The twin-single-channel analyzer and gating circuit additions also permit simultaneous accumulation of two statistically independent sets of four-channel spectra. The spectrometer provides on-line display of raw data and the perturbation function derived from either set of four-channel spectra.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1694-1698
Number of pages5
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Dec 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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