Count-rate statistics for drift detectors

Philip J. Pietraski, Lars R Furenlid

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Abstract

Synchrotron light sources are low-duty-cycle pulsed X-ray sources, a fact that is often neglected in estimating the count-rate capabilities of photon-counting detectors in synchrotron-based experiments. In this paper, we demonstrate the effect that this has on the pileup statistics of drift detectors. We derive expressions for the cases of continuous and pulsed X-ray sources. We consider a pulsed source with period that is either much less than the shaper support time or much less than the average drift time. We also consider a pulsed source with a period that is long or comparable to both the shaper support and the drift time. These conditions correspond to normal and reduced bunch fill patterns of synchrotrons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-306
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Volume49
Issue number1 II
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2002

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Keywords

  • Drift detectors
  • High count-rate detectors
  • Pile-up statistics

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Count-rate statistics for drift detectors. / Pietraski, Philip J.; Furenlid, Lars R.

In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 49, No. 1 II, 02.2002, p. 301-306.

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Pietraski, Philip J. ; Furenlid, Lars R. / Count-rate statistics for drift detectors. In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 2002 ; Vol. 49, No. 1 II. pp. 301-306.
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