Data acquisition and analysis software for gamma coincidence spectrometry

Article

Abstract

Coincidence counting in neutron activation analysis has well-known advantages, most importantly improvement of detection limits. One obstacle to the wider use of this technique is the complexity of the data acquisition and reduction systems that it requires. The usual approaches to multi-detector data acquisition incur significant dead-time, involve redundant work in repeatedly developing limited tools and risk potential errors in low-level code. The paper describes progress made in developing a software framework to address these shortcomings.

Keywords

Gamma–gamma coincidence Digital data acquisition High throughput data acquisition Multi-threaded architecture Loss-free counting 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Material Measurement LaboratoryNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA
  2. 2.NIST Center for Neutron ResearchNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA

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