• For counting, timing, and energy spectroscopy with scintillation detectors and proportional counters
• Selectable shaping times (0.5, 1.5, and 3.0 µs)
• High count-rate capability
• Gated active baseline restorer
• Selectable window range
• Integral/Window mode
The ORTEC Model 590A Amplifier and Timing Single-Channel Analyzer includes both a low-noise shaping amplifier and a timing single-channel analyzer.
The amplifier employs active-filter shaping (0.5, 1.5, and 3.0 µs shaping times) for use with various types of radiation detectors. It is particularly well suited for use with the proportional counters and scintillation detectors normally used in x-ray and nuclear spectroscopy, as well as in x-ray diffraction and Mössbauer experiments. High amplifier gain improves operation of proportional counters because they can be used with lower operating potentials, thus improving the stability of gas gain vs count rate. The amplifier's short resolving time provides high count-rate capability without sacrificing the energy resolution of the proportional counter.