# Purpose¶

## Introduction¶

The Pals3D software is meant for performing Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy measurements with two different modes for double and triple coincidences. It is designed to support the use of a PicoQuant Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) TimeHarp 260 Pico PCIe card as acquisition system. The TimeHarp 260 (TH260) allows the accurate determination of arrival times of photons with high counting rates. Timestamped events are then filtered and sorted to produce lifetime spectrum histograms as output files, that could be further processed by dedicated tools for lifetime extraction (not provided by Pals3D).

## Installation¶

Pals3D source code is freely available on Github

To start using Pals3D, you can simply clone the repository:

git clone https://github.com/avancra/Pals3D.git
cd Pals3D/pals3D
python pals3D.py


## Citation¶

If you used Pals3D in research work of any kind or in a publication, please acknowledge its author(s) by one of the following methods

If you want to cite Pals3D, please use the DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2590978

For citation format, you can either use the one below, or go to the project publication page to get other citation export options.

Default citation format:

Aurélie Vancraeyenest. (2019, March 12). Pals3D - A data acquisition software for positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (Version v1.0). Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2590978

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