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Terminology

The following videos will take you into a real detector lab and show you how to use several different types of detectors.  In the videos, a number of different terms are used to refer to instruments that are used to amplify, display, and analyze signals from the detectors themselves.  These different components are described in detail in the Passive Nondestructive Assay (PANDA) Manual, which is available online.  Here you will find information on preamplifiers, amplifiers, multi-channel analyzers, NIM bins, and oscilloscopes.  This chapter of the PANDA manual also shows how these elements combine to form the full detector system.

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