The Physics of Particle Detectors

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 15, 2000 - Medical - 361 pages
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Here is a comprehensive introduction to the physical principles and design of particle detectors, covering all major detector types in use today. After discussing the size and energy scales involved in different physical processes, the book considers nondestructive methods, including the photoelectric effect, photomultipliers, scintillators, Cerenkov and transition radiation, scattering and ionization, and the use of magnetic fields in drift and wire chambers. A complete chapter is devoted to silicon detectors. In the final part of the book, Green discusses destructive measurement techniques. Throughout, he emphasizes the physical principles underlying detection and shows, through appropriate examples, how those principles are best utilized in real detectors. Exercises and detailed further reading lists are included.
 

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Contents

Size energy cross section
5
Nondestructive measurements
29
IIB Scattering and ionization
89
IIC Position and momentum
127
Radiation and photon scattering
205
IIIB Energy measurements
235
Hadronic calorimetry
258
The complete set of measurements
291
Glossary of symbols
353
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