Preliminary Report on the Higinbotham Scaler,
ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB IL
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Because of the interest in the Higinbotham scaler, its operation is described and some test data is presented together with the circuit diagram. A typical parts list is included. This circuit particularly the input, is subject to change as experience is gained. Tests indicate that the circuit parameters of a Higinbotham circuit are wide. This conclusion is based on tests of two scalers made by Wendell Bradleys group and tested largely through the efforts of Stanley Cooper. Further work is envisaged and will be reported on in due course. John Simpson reports that a Higinbotham has been driven at 800 K.C. He achieved this with a special input circuit and a regular pulse. In the early stages he was also careful about stray capacitances. An oscilloscope was used as a recorder.
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