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Particle detectors

Author: Claus Grupen; Boris A Shwartz; Helmuth Spieler
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge monographs on particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology, 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Describing the current state-of-the-art instrumentation for experiments in high energy physics and astroparticle physics, this new edition covers 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claus Grupen; Boris A Shwartz; Helmuth Spieler
ISBN: 9780521840064 0521840066
OCLC Number: 168721194
Description: xxiii, 651 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Cambridge monographs on particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology, 26.
Responsibility: Claus Grupen, Boris Shwartz ; with contributions from Helmuth Spieler [and others].
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This book is a reference on particle detectors for graduate students and researchers in particle physics.  Read more...

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