Lecture 8 - Data Systems and Noise

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Thursday, November 19. Counting statistical limits to precision; analog-to-digital conversion; data communications


Alex’s lecture notes
(no slides this week)

Peterson and Hayes (1978) Signal-to-noise ratios in mass spectroscopic ion-current-measurement systems.
Santrock, Studley and Hayes (1985) Isotopic analyses based on the mass spectrum of carbon dioxide.
Ricci, Merrit, Freeman and Hayes (1994) Acquisition and processing of data for isotope-ratio-monitoring mass spectrometry.
John and Adkins (2010) Analysis of dissolved iron isotopes in seawater.


Cheat Sheet for converting readout voltage, ion current, count rate, and limiting precision.

© Alex Sessions 2011