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A megachannel γ-γ coincidence system using a PDP-8/E computer and moving-head disks

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5 Author(s)
Ruhter, Wayne D. ; Department of Applied Science, University of California, Livermore, California. Research Supported by Fannie and John Hertz-Foundation ; Camp, David C. ; Mann, Lloyd G. ; Niday, James B.
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A megachannel pulse-height analysis system using a PDP-8/E computer and two moving-head disk memories has been developed. The system has a storage capacity of 220 memory locations, is capable of processing 1100 events/s, and provides on-line sorting and disk storage. An X- or Y-pulse-height spectrum in coincidence with one or several arbitrary pulse-height windows can be assembled in core for scope display and spectral analysis within 2 to 20 seconds. Reconstruction of a complete X- or Y-pulse-height spectrum requires about 3 minutes.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:24 ,  Issue: 1 )