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TDPAC spectrometer with Agilent U1071A

T. A. Webb, Leo Nikkinen Juan Gallego D. H. Ryan from Department of Physics, McGill University, published in October 12 an article available through Springer Link at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10751-+012-0663-y where they, as quoted in the abstract:  present a simplified digital time differential perturbed γ − γ angular correlation (TDPAC) spectrometer that demonstrates that such instruments can be built using primarily commercial components and with relatively modest coding effort. The system handles data rates of 70 kcps/detector with a timing resolution of better than 500 ps, and has been used with both 111In and 181Hf. This instrument was built using U1071A digitizers. 

The Agilent Acqiris digitizers U1071A cards, mentions Leo Nikkinen Academic Associate  to Phil Gregor from ARS Technical Sales Corp our Northeast USA/Canadian manufacturer representative, allowed us to assemble an experimental setup that’s far easier to configure, modify and use than our previous 100%-hardware-based system. The Agilent Acqiris cards gather the raw data and all subsequent processing, a considerable task if done using hardware, is done by software.

Leo Nikkinen also emphasizes that Phil Gregor’s input on many detailed technical points was crucial to their understanding of the functioning of the digitzers in their application. 

This is a good example of the philosophy applied by Agilent high-speed digitizers team. It is indeed very important for us to make sure that you, as an Agilent digitizer user in a specific applications or willing to design in your instrumentation an ADC component, are getting our full support to leverage our digitizers performances or to find the solution that best suits your need.

So please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to learn more about this specific application or if you would like to learn more about our technology. Have a good end of week.  

 

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