Determination of proper peaking time for Ultra-LEGe detector

KARABIDAK S. M. , Kaya S., ÇEVİK U. , Celik A.

RADIATION MEASUREMENTS, vol.46, no.4, pp.446-450, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2011.01.023
  • Page Numbers: pp.446-450
  • Keywords: Pile-up, Peaking time, Resolving time, Dead time, Ultra-LEGe detector


Reducing count losses and pile-up pulse effects in quantitative and qualitative analysis is necessary for accuracy of analysis. Therefore, the proper peaking time for particular detector systems is important. The characteristic X-rays emitted from pure some elements were detected by using an Ultra-LEGe detector connecting a Tennelec TC 244 spectroscopy amplifier at different peaking time modes. Overall pulse widths were determined by an HM 203-7 oscilloscope connecting amplifier. The proper peaking time for Ultra-LEGe is determined as 3.84 mu s. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.