ASTM International - ASTM E520-98(2003)

Standard Practice for Describing Photomultiplier Detectors in Emission and Absorption Spectrometry

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 10 June 2003
Status: historical
Page Count: 6
ICS Code (Optical measuring instruments): 17.180.30
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1.1 This practice covers photomultiplier properties that are essential to their judicious selection and use of photomultipliers in emission and absorption spectrometry. Descriptions of these properties can be found in the following sections:

Section
Structural Features4
General4.1
External Structure4.2
Internal Structure4.3
Electrical Properties5
General5.1
Optical-Electronic Characteristics of the Photocathode5.2
Current Amplification5.3
Signal Nature5.4
Dark Current5.5
Noise Nature5.6
Photomultiplier as a Component in an Electrical Circuit5.7
Precautions and Problems6
General6.1
Fatigue and Hysteresis Effects6.2
Illumination of Photocathode6.3
Gas Leakage6.4
Recommendations on Important Selection Criteria7

1.2 Radiation in the frequency range common to analytical emission and absorption spectrometry is detected by photomultipliers presently to the exclusion of most other transducers. Detection limits, analytical sensitivity, and accuracy depend on the characteristics of these current-amplifying detectors as well as other factors in the system.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Document History

December 15, 2015
Standard Practice for Describing Photomultiplier Detectors in Emission and Absorption Spectrometry
1.1 This practice covers photomultiplier properties that are essential to their judicious selection and use in emission and absorption spectrometry. Descriptions of these properties can be found in...
May 1, 2008
Standard Practice for Describing Photomultiplier Detectors in Emission and Absorption Spectrometry
1.1 This practice covers photomultiplier properties that are essential to their judicious selection and use of photomultipliers in emission and absorption spectrometry. Descriptions of these...
ASTM E520-98(2003)
June 10, 2003
Standard Practice for Describing Photomultiplier Detectors in Emission and Absorption Spectrometry
1.1 This practice covers photomultiplier properties that are essential to their judicious selection and use of photomultipliers in emission and absorption spectrometry. Descriptions of these...
January 10, 1998
Standard Practice for Describing Photomultiplier Detectors in Emission and Absorption Spectrometry
1.1 Radiation in the frequency range common to analytical emission and absorption spectrometry is detected by photomultipliers presently to the exclusion of most other transducers. Detection limits,...
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