Course: Amplitude and time analysis of pulses

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Course title Amplitude and time analysis of pulses
Course code KEF/ACAI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pechoušek Jiří, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
types of detectors (basic characteristics of output signal), signal processing - digitalization theoretical shape of the pulse, terminology, simulation of the pulse generation amplitude and time analysis, measurement of single- and multi-channel analysis, computing the time of flight for photon/particle into the detector pulse shape discrimination, methods for processing/shaping/analysis of pulses, pulse pile-up rejection and correction methods in the signal coincidence methods - principles of coincidence/anticoincidence systems, measurement of lifetime of excited nucleus, half-times of radioactive materials

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Demonstration
  • Preparation for the Exam - 30 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal is to present information about methods of amplitude and time analysis of pulses.
1 Knowledge Identify characteristics of monitored pulses Define of methods for pulse analysis
basic knowledge of analog and digital electronics

Assessment methods and criteria

Knowledge given in the syllabus
Recommended literature
  • Abdel-Aal, R.E. (1993). Simulation and analysis of nuclear physics instrumentation using the LabVIEW graphical programming environment. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering 18(3), 365-382.
  • Ahmed, S. N. (2007). Physics and Engineering of radiation detection. Academic Press.
  • Bress, T. J. (2013). Effective LabVIEW Programming. NTS Press.
  • Germdt, J. (1994). Detektory ionizujícího záření. ČVUT Praha.
  • Gordon, G. (2008). Practical Gamma-ray spectrometry. Wiley.
  • Novak, P.; Navarik, J.; Pechousek, J.; Prochazka, V.; Machala, L.; Tucek, J. (2014). Development of fast pulse processing algorithm for nuclear detectors and its utilization in LabVIEW-based Mössbauer spectrometer. Journal of instrumentation 9, T01001.
  • Pechousek, J. (2011). Application of Virtual Instrumentation in Nuclear Physics Experiments, Practical Applications and Solutions Using LabVIEW? Software, Folea Silviu (Ed.). InTech.
  • Pechousek, J., Prochazka, R., Prochazka, V.; Frydrych, J. (2011). Virtual instrumentation technique used in the nuclear digital signal processing system design: Energy and time measurement test.. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 637, 200-205.
  • Šeda, J.; Sabol, J.; Kubálek, J. (1977). Jaderná elektronika. SNTL Praha.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Applied Physics (2015) Physics courses 2 Winter