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Abstract

In this work the problem introduced in a fission experiment by the pile-up due to a strong alpha-background has been addressed. A novel scheme has been developed, able to reject more than 90% of pile-up affected pulses in a plutonium sample with an activity of ~1MBq. This procedure is necessary in order to improve the resolution to an acceptable level. With a proper calibration, however, the global mean energy and mass of the fragments are correctly reproduced both with and without pile-up rejection.

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Additional information

Authors: DEMATTÉ L, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), Geel (BE);HAMBSCH F-J, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), Geel (BE);BAX H, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, Vol. 480 (2-3) (2002) pp. 706-712
Record Number: 200214689 / Last updated on: 2002-05-15
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en