Gaseous Radiation Detectors: Fundamentals and Applications

Gaseous Radiation Detectors: Fundamentals and Applications

by Fabio Sauli


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107043015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/12/2014
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology , #36
Pages: 460
Product dimensions: 7.05(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

Fabio Sauli is Research Associate for the Italian TERA Foundation, responsible for the development of medical diagnostic instrumentation for hadrontherapy. Prior to this, he was part of the Research Staff at CERN in the Gas Detectors Development group, initiated by Georges Charpak, before leading the group from 1989 until his retirement in 2006. He has more than 200 scientific publications and is an editor of several books on instrumentation in high energy physics. His achievements include inventing the Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM), which is widely used in advanced detectors.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Electromagnetic interactions of charged particles with matter; 3. Interactions of photons and neutrons with matter; 4. Drift and diffusion of charges in gases; 5. Collisional excitations and charge multiplication in uniform fields; 6. Parallel plate counters; 7. Proportional counters; 8. Multiwire proportional chambers; 9. Drift chambers; 10. Time projection chambers; 11. Multitube arrays; 12. Resistive plate chambers; 13. Micro-pattern gas detectors; 14. Cherenkov ring imaging; 15. Miscellaneous detectors and applications; 16. Time degeneracy and aging; Further reading; References; Index.

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