Physics of Particle Detectors

ISBN-10: 0521675685
ISBN-13: 9780521675680
Edition: 2005
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Description: This text provides an introduction to the physical principles and design of particle detectors, covering all major detector types in use today. The book begins with a reprise of the size and energy scales involved in different physical processes.

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Book details

List price: $89.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This text provides an introduction to the physical principles and design of particle detectors, covering all major detector types in use today. The book begins with a reprise of the size and energy scales involved in different physical processes.

Introduction
Size, energy, cross section
Non-Destructive Measurements
A. Time and Velocity
The photoelectric effect, photomultipliers, scintillators
Cerenkov radiation
Transition radiation
B. Scattering and Ionization
Elastic EM scattering
Ionization
C. Position and Momentum
Magnetic fields
Drift and diffusion in materials, wire chambers
SI detectors
Destructive Measurements
A. Radiation
Radiation and photon scattering
B. Energy Measurements
EM Calorimetry
Hadronic calorimetry
The Complete Set of Measurements
Summary
Appendices

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