Oct 08

Deadtime 2–The energy spectrum

Tag: Physics,softwareadmin @ 10:45 am

My previous post discussed the mean and variance of photon counts with deadtime. In this post, I describe a model for the energy spectrum that might be measured by a photon counter with perfect pulse height analysis (PHA). Again, my purpose is to gain insight so I will use a highly simplified model. I derive a theoretical formula for the measured spectrum and then a Monte Carlo simulation to validate the model.

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