Autocalibration of photomultiplier tubes in a luminometer instrument
Master of Science (MS)
First Advisor's Name
Malcolm L. Heimer
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
James R. Story
Third Advisor's Name
Kang K Yen
Fourth Advisor's Name
Wunnava V. Subbarao
Date of Defense
Photon emission of biologically active samples by injection of bioluminescent enzymes are detected by photomultiplier tubes in a luminometer instrument. These photomultiplier tubes are very sensitive to small amount of light and this sensitivity depends, among other factors, on the high voltage applied to the tubes.
This thesis describes a new procedure to automatically calibrate the photomultiplier tubes in the above instrument, discusses the instrument’s design, its implementation, and presents the tests’ results obtained with the actual instrument.
Gutman, Alejandro A., "Autocalibration of photomultiplier tubes in a luminometer instrument" (1992). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3978.
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