dead-time correction

dead-time correction

[′ded ‚tīm kə′rek·shən]
(engineering)
A correction applied to an observed counting rate to allow for the probability of the occurrence of events within the dead time. Also known as coincidence correction.
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X-ray intensity measurement uncertainties due to counting statistics, drift, dead-time corrections, and those relating to line and band widths.
Another consideration is overloading of the counting system for intense peaks, resulting in pulse height depression and possible errors in dead-time corrections.

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