dead time

in radioanalytical chemistry
https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.D01529
Of a @[email protected], the constant and known value imposed on the resolving time, usually in order to make the correction for resolving time losses more accurate.
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 2513. (Nomenclature for radioanalytical chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 2517 [Terms] [Paper]