Accession Number : AD0760536

Title :   Errors in Luminescence Decay Time Measurements Caused by Photomultiplier Saturation.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Jun-Sep 72,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Jones,Peter F. ; Calloway,A. Ray

Report Date : 28 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A possible source of error in measuring luminescent decay times as a result of photomultiplier saturation is discussed. Photomultiplier saturation can occur by exceeding the maximum linear output current, which decreases with increased light pulse duration. For this reason it is necessary to calibrate the instrument response appropriate to the lifetime and light intensity being measured. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES, *LUMINESCENCE), CALIBRATION, ERRORS, LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, PULSES, RELAXATION TIME

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE