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The Physics of Particle Detectors
     

The Physics of Particle Detectors

by P. Y. Landshoff
 

ISBN-10: 0521675685

ISBN-13: 9780521675680

Pub. Date: 07/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521675680
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology Series , #12
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Size, energy, cross section; Part II. Non-Destructive Measurements: Part II. A. Time and Velocity: 2. The photoelectric effect, photomultipliers, scintillators; 3. Cerenkov radiation; 4. Transition radiation; Part II. B. Scattering and Ionization: 5. Elastic EM scattering; 6. Ionization; Part II. C. Position and Momentum: 7. Magnetic fields; 8. Drift and diffusion in materials, wire chambers; 9. SI detectors; Part III. Destructive Measurements: Part III. A. Radiation: 10. Radiation and photon scattering; Part III. B. Energy Measurements: 11. EM Calorimetry; 12. Hadronic calorimetry; Part IV. The Complete Set of Measurements: 13. Summary; Appendices.

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