The instrument provides real time event processing for fast organic liquid scintillation detectors.
Prof. Malcolm Joyce and Dr. Frank Cave, Co-Founders of Hybrid Instruments, have invented a self-contained real-time digital Pulse Shape Discrimination (PSD) system.
This versatile MFAcan be used with a range of fast scintillation detectorsfor real-time PSD and timing applications, and comes with a dedicated analysis package.
Hybrid Instruments’ Mixed Field Analyser splits gamma rays and neutrons, particularly fast neutrons, on the fly.
The Mixed Field Analyser’s outputs are synchronised with the time of arrival of the event, allowing for coincidence measurements to be made.
This synchronisation eliminates the need to repeat the experiment/event. This is particularly important if the environment being measured is difficult to access or repeat.
“If you are working in an environment that perhaps is difficult to get access- if you have to post process- then you’re never quite sure if you have enough data.” said Prof. Malcolm Joyce, Co-Founder of Hybrid Instruments and co-inventor of the Mixed Field Analyser.
“So, with this [Mixed Field Analyser} because its real time, you run it for as long as you want to until you’ve collected a sufficient amount as opposed to coming out of the environment, post processing, and saying ‘ok, we need to go back in’. For organic scintillators the MFA is all you need: strap two MFAs together and you’ve got the basis for neutron coincidence measurements.”