The GRIFFIN data acquisition system

A. B. Garnsworthy*, C. J. Pearson, D. Bishop, B. Shaw, J. K. Smith, M. Bowry, V. Bildstein, G. Hackman, P. E. Garrett, Y. Linn, J. P. Martin, W. J. Mills, C. E. Svensson

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Abstract

Gamma-Ray Infrastructure For Fundamental Investigations of Nuclei, GRIFFIN, is a new experimental facility for radioactive decay studies at the TRIUMF-ISAC laboratory. This article describes the details of the custom designed GRIFFIN digital data acquisition system. The features of the system that will enable high-precision half-life and branching ratio measurements with levels of uncertainty better than 0.05% are described. The system has demonstrated the ability to effectively collect signals from High-purity germanium crystals at counting rates up to 50 kHz while maintaining good energy resolution, detection efficiency and spectral quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-104
Number of pages20
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume853
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Digital electronics
  • Digital signal processing
  • HPGe
  • ISAC
  • TRIUMF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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