The deadtime correction for ion-trap particle detectorsJ. Byrne
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
received 21 December 2004; accepted in final form 5 August 2005
published online 23 September 2005
When ion traps are used to store low-energy recoil protons in precision studies of neutron -decay, decay events are lost when several protons are stored during a single trapping cycle and their detection is registered as a single event during the release phase. The correction for this deadtime effect, which is proportional to the trapping time, is analysed as a problem in Baysian statistics.
12.15.Hh - Determination of Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix elements.
13.30.Ce - Leptonic, semileptonic, and radiative decays.
14.20.Dh - Protons and neutrons.
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