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ERIC Number: EJ825951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Operating a Geiger-Muller Tube Using a PC Sound Card
Azooz, A. A.
European Journal of Physics, v30 n1 p57-67 Jan 2009
In this paper, a simple MATLAB-based PC program that enables the computer to function as a replacement for the electronic scalar-counter system associated with a Geiger-Muller (GM) tube is described. The program utilizes the ability of MATLAB to acquire data directly from the computer sound card. The signal from the GM tube is applied to the computer sound card via the line in port. All standard GM experiments, pulse shape and statistical analysis experiments can be carried out using this system. A new visual demonstration of dead time effects is also presented. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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