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Technology Used By the Stanford Research Multi-Channel Scaler/Averager

By S. K. Vargas


A graphical program was created, to simplify the acquisition of data and data conversion from bin to ASCII, for data obtained by a Stanford Research Multichannel Scaler/Averager (SR430). The SR430 receives the data in the form of pulses from a photomultiplier tube (PMT). The PMT serves as the detector in a pulsed laser spectroscopy experiment. The program was created in LabVIEW TM which was developed by National Instruments. LabVIEW TM allows the user to code programming ideas by selecting and patterning graphical icons. The program presented in this paper eliminates the outdated and clumsy steps of saving the data in DOS format, on a 720K disk, using the 3.5 ” drive of the SR430, and then converting the data from bin to ASCII, using a DOS program. With this graphical program the user can save the data obtained by the SR430 in a spreadsheet ready format on a computer

Topics: ASCII, PMT, SR430, Laser Spectroscopy
Year: 2014
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