The GRIFFIN data acquisition system

A.B. Garnsworthy*, C.J. Pearson, D. Bishop, B. Shaw, J.K. Smith, M. Bowry, V. Bildstein, G. Hackman, P.E. Garrett, Y. Linn, J.-P. Martin, W.J. Mills, C.E. Svensson

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Gamma-Ray Infrastructure For Fundamental Investigations of Nuclei, GRIFFIN, is a new experimental facility for radioactive decay studies at the TRIUMF-ISAC laboratory. This article describes the details of the custom designed GRIFFIN digital data acquisition system. The features of the system that will enable high-precision half-life and branching ratio measurements with levels of uncertainty better than 0.05% are described. The system has demonstrated the ability to effectively collect signals from High-purity germanium crystals at counting rates up to 50 kHz while maintaining good energy resolution, detection efficiency and spectral quality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-104
Number of pages20
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Digital electronics
  • Digital signal processing
  • HPGe
  • ISAC


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