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Prototyping PCB for d.i.y. Photomultiplier (PMT) Amplifier/Processor

Printed circuit board for diy PMT amplifier, processor, discriminator and scintillator detector

We built the bulk of our PMT amplifier/processor/discriminator on a Universal PDIP Operational Amplifier Evaluation Module by Texas Instruments (model OPAMPEVM-PDIP).  Click on the picture above for a full-size version of the picture.

The diagram in the following pdf file shows the connection layout for the circuit shown in the book’s Figure 34: PMT Processor PCB 

The following datasheets should help you with this build:

OPAMPEVM-PDIP Datasheet

OP467 Datasheet

mc34081 Datasheet

Printed circuit board for diy PMT amplifier, processor, discriminator and scintillator detector

 
 

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  1. Roger Colton

    I have a 1956 pri 111 uranium scintillator detector that I would like to make it usable. Using the existing photo multiplier tube, it’s meter and a new crystal. Using it as is, I would need 4 “D”, 6 “AAA” and 12 “9v” batteries. It’s a bit to shocking more me. I am a Radiation Protection Tech and like collecting old radiation meters. Could you point me in the right direction?
    Thanks, Roger