Journal article

Dead time corrected and charge normalised maps generated with the MicroDas fast data acquisition system

A Sakellariou, GR Moloney, DN Jamieson

NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2001

Abstract

A new data acquisition system, called MicroDas, is capable of collecting data at rates of up to 100 k counts per second per station. To correct for the large dead times that are implicitly inherent with such high data rates, dead time information is also collected for each station. Since the count rate varies with different scan regions of a sample, dead time information is collected for each pixel of each station. To generate quantitative charge normalised maps of spectral features, charge information is also collected using an ultra sensitive charge-to-frequency converter. To evaluate this new system, examples are provided that demonstrate the improvement to maps when dead time and charge ..

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