Standard Multichannel Analyzer (MCA) Histogram Data Interchange Format for Nuclear Spectroscopy
|Publication Date:||1 January 1992|
A standard format for data interchange used to transfer multichannel pulse height data on magnetic media between laboratories is provided. The terms used in file records are defined. The contents consist only of ASCII characters and can be transmitted over networks and other direct links. Example programs to read data in FORTRAN, BASIC, and C are provided.
This document provides a standard format for histogram data for nuclear spectroscopy to facilitate interchange of such data between and within institutions.
This standard applies to multichannel pulse height data used in nuclear spectroscopy. It is independent of the source of the data, the device which wrote the data, the device which reads the data, and the medium containing the data.