Volume 72, Number 2, October 2005
|Page(s)||204 - 210|
|Section||The physics of elementary particles and fields|
|Published online||23 September 2005|
The deadtime correction for ion-trap particle detectors
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sussex Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
Accepted: 5 August 2005
When ion traps are used to store low-energy recoil protons in precision studies of neutron β-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.
PACS: 12.15.Hh – Determination of Kobayashi-Maskawa matrix elements / 13.30.Ce – Leptonic, semileptonic, and radiative decays / 14.20.Dh – Protons and neutrons
© EDP Sciences, 2005
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.