kicksorter


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kicksorter

(ˈkɪkˌsɔːtə)
n
(General Physics) physics a multichannel pulse-height analyser used esp to distinguish between isotopes by sorting their characteristic pulses (kicks)
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Noun1.kicksorter - scientific instrument consisting of an electronic circuit that permits only voltage pulses of predetermined height to pass
scientific instrument - an instrument used by scientists
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Compared to the older kicksorter, it was highly miniaturized, fitting into a pair of 19-inch panels six feet high.
On the negative side, the colorful term kicksorter dropped into oblivion to be replaced by the more functional multi-channel analyzer or MCA.