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Title: PULSE AMPLITUDE ANALYZER

Abstract

A pulse-height analyzer system of improved design for sorting and counting a series of pulses, such as provided by a scintillation detector in nuclear radiation measurements, is described. The analyzer comprises a main transmission line, a cathode-ray tube for each section of the line with its deflection plates acting as the line capacitance; means to bias the respective cathode ray tubes so that the beam strikes a target only when a prearranged pulse amplitude is applied, with each tube progressively biased to respond to smaller amplitudes; pulse generating and counting means associated with each tube to respond when the beam is deflected; a control transmission line having the same time constant as the first line per section with pulse generating means for each tube for initiating a pulse on the second transmission line when a pulse triggers the tube of corresponding amplitude response, the former pulse acting to prevent successive tubes from responding to the pulse under test. This arrangement permits greater deflection sensitivity in the cathode ray tube and overcomes many of the disadvantages of prior art pulse-height analyzer circuits.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4314143
Patent Number(s):
2810828
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
NSA Number:
NSA-12-004641
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; CAPACITORS; ELECTRON TUBES; OSCILLOGRAPHS; PATENT; PULSE ANALYZERS; PULSES; RADIATIONS; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; SENSITIVITY; SWITCHES; TARGETS; TESTING

Citation Formats

Gray, G W, and Jensen, A S. PULSE AMPLITUDE ANALYZER. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Gray, G W, & Jensen, A S. PULSE AMPLITUDE ANALYZER. United States.
Gray, G W, and Jensen, A S. Tue . "PULSE AMPLITUDE ANALYZER". United States.
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title = {PULSE AMPLITUDE ANALYZER},
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abstractNote = {A pulse-height analyzer system of improved design for sorting and counting a series of pulses, such as provided by a scintillation detector in nuclear radiation measurements, is described. The analyzer comprises a main transmission line, a cathode-ray tube for each section of the line with its deflection plates acting as the line capacitance; means to bias the respective cathode ray tubes so that the beam strikes a target only when a prearranged pulse amplitude is applied, with each tube progressively biased to respond to smaller amplitudes; pulse generating and counting means associated with each tube to respond when the beam is deflected; a control transmission line having the same time constant as the first line per section with pulse generating means for each tube for initiating a pulse on the second transmission line when a pulse triggers the tube of corresponding amplitude response, the former pulse acting to prevent successive tubes from responding to the pulse under test. This arrangement permits greater deflection sensitivity in the cathode ray tube and overcomes many of the disadvantages of prior art pulse-height analyzer circuits.},
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