EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 253, 2021ANIMMA 2021 – Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Current Trends in Development of Radiation Detectors|
|Published online||19 November 2021|
Analog Pulse Shape Discrimination Based on Time Duration and Pulse Height
Nuclear Research Center – Negev, Israel
2 Radiation Detection Department, Rotem Industries Ltd, Israel
Published online: 19 November 2021
Pulse shape discrimination is a name of a group of techniques used to detect and distinguish between different types of radiation interactions. Analog pulse shape discrimination methods can be more suitable than digital methods, for high-speed scintillators both from rate and power consumption perspectives. Common analog discrimination methods are based on pulse-height and pulse-energy discrimination techniques. Other techniques rely on the time difference in the pulse width such as the ZeroCrossing methods. Neither of the above combine both amplitude and time methods. We present a novel analog pulse shape discrimination topology that combines both height and time domain. The topology is based on discrimination according to the pulse duration in time combined with compensation function of the pulse height. Amplitude of the pulse is used as a restraining factor. Subsequently, our topology correctly identifies fast pulses that are prolonged in time due to their high amplitude. The topology yields superior discrimination capabilities, under degraded light collection conditions, with an uncertainty gap smaller than 1 ns in pulse width. The ability to control both the time and the amplitude parameters individually, provides tailored adjustment for various detectors and pulse shape discrimination applications.
Key words: PSD / Discrimination / Classification / PHA / Plastic Scintillator
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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