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Data Acquisition and Analysis Software for Gamma Coincidence Spectrometry



Martin Girchis Shetty, Dagistan Sahin


Coincidence counting in neutron activation analysis has well-known advantages, such as enhancement of signal and reduction in background. One obstacle to the wider use of this technique is the complexity of the data acquisition and reduction systems that it requires. The usual approaches to multi-detector data acquisition incur significant dead-time, involve redundant work in repeatedly developing limited tools and risk deep errors in low-level code. The paper describes progress made in developing flexible and robust software to address these shortcomings, and experimental results to validate the program's functionality.
Journal of Radioanalytical Nuclear Chemistry


Gamma-gamma coincidence, Digital data acquisition, High throughput data acquisition, Multi-threaded architecture, Loss-free counting


Shetty, M. and Sahin, D. (2016), Data Acquisition and Analysis Software for Gamma Coincidence Spectrometry, Journal of Radioanalytical Nuclear Chemistry, [online],, (Accessed February 28, 2024)
Created June 30, 2016, Updated October 12, 2021