Lecture8 - ENU 4612C/5615C Nuclear Radiation Detection and...

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ENU 4612C/5615C Nuclear Radiation Detection and Instrumentation Lecture 8 General Properties of Radiation Detectors (1)
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General Properties of Radiation Detectors 1. Modes of Detector Operation 2. Pulse Height Spectra 3. Counting Curves and Plateaus 4. Energy Resolution 5. Detection Efficiency 6. Dead Time
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General Properties of Radiation Detectors 1. Modes of Detector Operation First examine the response of a typical detector to a single quantum of radiation = c t dt t i Q 0 ) ( t s particle stopping time t c charge collection time 10 -12 10 -9 10 -6 10 -3 s ps ns μs ms t s t c i(t) time
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General Properties of Radiation Detectors 1. Modes of Detector Operation – Current Mode
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General Properties of Radiation Detectors 1. Modes of Detector Operation – Pulse Mode
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General Properties of Radiation Detectors 1. Modes of Detector Operation – Pulse Mode ) ( t i = dt t i Q ) ( ) ( t V ) ( t V max V “tail pulse” t t c c t RC << ) ( ) ( t i R t V = c t RC >> C Q V / max =
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General Properties of Radiation Detectors 2. Pulse Height Spectra – Differential Pulse Height Distribution
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General Properties of Radiation Detectors 2. Pulse Height Spectra – Integral Pulse Height Distribution
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General Properties of Radiation Detectors 2. Pulse Height Spectra
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General Properties of Radiation Detectors 3. Counting Curves and Plateaus
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General Properties of Radiation Detectors 3. Counting Curves and Plateaus
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General Properties of Radiation Detectors 4. Energy Resolution
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This note was uploaded on 12/10/2011 for the course ENU 4612c taught by Professor Ghita during the Fall '11 term at University of Florida.

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Lecture8 - ENU 4612C/5615C Nuclear Radiation Detection and...

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