ALPHASPEC - 1K

ALPHA SPECTROMETER WITH 1024 bin INTEGRATED MCA

INTRODUCTION

The AlphaSpec-1K is a compact and robust solution for studying the nature of Alpha particles by measuring energy spectra.

Energies up to 10MeV are sorted into 1024 bins by the built-in multi channel analyzer.

10 MeV

full scale range

1024

bin mca

8mm^2

PIPS detector

A reliable, and easy to maintain device that integrates all necessary electronics such as the detector, pre-amplifier, shaping amplifier, multi channel analyzer, and USB communications interface into a small vacuum chamber.

The unit is powered by a 12V adapter, and also includes a 1mA constant current source for electrolysis applications.

Specifications

Channels : 1024
Range : Alpha 10MeV Full Scale
Counter : 16 Million per channel
Shaper output monitoring : 0-3.3V
Summation counter for total input counts

The preamp output is also available for external monitoring

Detector

silicon PIN detector
low dark current
100m^2 active area
8mm dia circular collimator

Software

Cross Platform data acquisition software
Built-in analytical utilities for multi-point calibration and summation
Supported on Ubuntu & Windows

Software screenshots

Alpha spectrum of 229-Thorium
Calibration against known energies
Alpha Spectrum of 241-Americium
Gaussian Fitting and Parameter extraction
Alpha Spectrum of 212-Bismuth
Silicon Detector mounted inside the chamber