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Homework Help: Conversion of Photon flux to Counts

  1. Feb 26, 2010 #1
    Hello, i am undertaking a project and need to convert photon flux (photons/cm2/s) to Counts (photons/s). I am not entirely sure where to proceed. Can anyone help?
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  3. Feb 26, 2010 #2


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    The basic idea is that you'll have to integrate the flux over the area of whatever detector or detection surface you're using. You'll have to give more specifics of the problem to go any further.
  4. Feb 27, 2010 #3
    Ah, why the hell did i not realise that myself. Thanks a lot!
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