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Troubleshooting the XRF Detector

Troubleshooting the XRF Detector

Some time ago we received donated equipment through the Laboratory Equipment Donation Program (LEDP,¬†www.osti.gov/ledp/). It was a Kevex Omicron XRF machine. It was in very good shape and after setting up an old Windows 98 computer to run the control software, I began testing the instrument. The x-ray source seemed to work fine, but I just couldn’t receive any signal from the detector except some spurious counts that didn’t make any sense. I therefore took a closer look at the…

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