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Particle Detectors

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ISBN-10: 0521840066

ISBN-13: 9780521840064

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Claus Grupen, Boris Shwartz

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The scope of the detection techniques in particle detectors is very wide, depending on the aim of the measurement. Detectors cover the measurement of energies from the very low to the highest of energies observed in cosmic rays. Describing the current state of the art instrumentation for experiments in high energy physics and astroparticle physics, this new edition describes track detectors, calorimeters, particle identification, neutrino detectors, momentum measurement, electronics, and data analysis. It also discusses up-to-date applications of these detectors in other fields such as nuclear medicine, radiation protection and environmental science. Problem sets have been added to each chapter and additional instructive material has been provided, making this an excellent reference for graduate students and researchers in particle physics.
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Book details

List price: $206.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/13/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 676
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Ph. D. at Kiel University, Germany 1970Radiation Officer at Kiel University and Siegen UniversityRadiation Advisor for Fire Brigades in Matters of Radiation Protection, Siegen, GermanyVisiting Fellow of the Royal Society of England 1971 at the University of Durhamworking with Sir Arnold Wolfendale (Prof. Dr. and Astronomer Royal emeritus) Guest Professor at Tokyo University in 1980 and 1985Visiting Scientist at CERN during sabbaticals in 1990, 1994 and 2000Special High Energy and Particle Physics Prize of the European Physical Society for the Discovery of the Gluon (along with other members of PETRA Experiments) in 1995Full Professor at Siegen University since 1

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Introduction
Interactions of particles and radiation with matter
Characteristic properties of detectors
Units of radiation measurements and radiation sources
Accelerators
Main physical phenomena used for particle detection and basic counter types
Historical track detectors
Track detectors
Calorimetry
Particle identification
Neutrino detectors
Momentum measurement and muon detection
Ageing and radiation effects
Example of a general-purpose detector: Belle
Electronics
Data analysis
Applications of particle detectors outside particle physics
Glossary
Solutions
Resum�
Appendixes
Index