Accession Number : ADA315701

Title :   Preliminary Report on the Higinbotham Scaler,

Corporate Author : ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB IL

Personal Author(s) : Wakefield, Ernest

PDF Url : ADA315701

Report Date : 26 APR 1944

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Because of the interest in the Higinbotham scaler, its operation is described and some test data is presented together with the circuit diagram. A typical parts list is included. This circuit particularly the input, is subject to change as experience is gained. Tests indicate that the circuit parameters of a Higinbotham circuit are wide. This conclusion is based on tests of two scalers made by Wendell Bradley's group and tested largely through the efforts of Stanley Cooper. Further work is envisaged and will be reported on in due course. John Simpson reports that a Higinbotham has been driven at 800 K.C. He achieved this with a special input circuit and a regular pulse. In the early stages he was also careful about stray capacitances. An oscilloscope was used as a recorder.

Descriptors :   *SCALERS, CIRCUIT ANALYSIS, SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS, CAPACITANCE.

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE