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This simulation allows you to observe more closely the method by which pulses from the amplifier are "sorted" into their respective channels in the multi-channel analyser.

  • You will see that for each pulse in the top frame, the corresponding bar in the histogram below is incremented  by one.
  • Use the frame rate slider to increase the sampling rate.
  • You can compare results for sample peak and background regions of a typical spectrum.
  • You can also see a complete spectrum generated for 152Eu.  For this, you may want to use the fastest frame rate.
  • Click on the histogram to reset it.


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