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Reviewing the current status of real-time correction of counting losses in nuclear pulse spectroscopy, the pileup problem is identified as the last question not resolved satisfactorily up to now. Correction of pileup losses in provided, at least in principle, by the classical pulse generator method, however, severe limitations in test frequency prohibit its application to real-time correction of counting losses. A solution is offered by the novel principle of the virtual pulse generator which obviates the shortcomings of the classical method simply by not introducing pulses into the spectroscopy system. Instead, the probability for pileup-free pulse processing is determined by suitable tests of the system status at arbitrarily high test frequencies. After a discussion of the principles of the new method and its application to a real-time correction system experimental evidence is provided for the complete correction of counting losses of more than 98% under conditions of stationary as well as variable counting rates up to the limit of stable operation of the underlying spectroscopy system which is 800 000 c/s for an experimental high-rate gamma spectrometer.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
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ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)