Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology: The Physics of Particle Detectors Series Number 12 (Hardback)
  • Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology: The Physics of Particle Detectors Series Number 12 (Hardback)
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Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology: The Physics of Particle Detectors Series Number 12 (Hardback)

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Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 15/08/2000
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This text provides a comprehensive introduction to the physical principles and design of particle detectors, covering all major detector types in use today. The book begins with a reprise of the size and energy scales involved in different physical processes. It then considers non-destructive methods, including the photoelectric effect, photomultipliers, scintillators, Cerenkov and transition radiation, scattering and ionisation 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, the author discusses destructive measurement techniques including Thompson and Compton scattering, Bremsstrahlung and calorimetry. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on explaining the physical principles on which detection is based, and showing, by considering appropriate examples, how those principles are best utilised in real detectors. This approach also reveals the limitations that are intrinsic to different devices. Exercises and detailed further reading lists are included.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521662260
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 256 x 182 x 26 mm


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'Green has written a valuable wide-ranging text in an original style, exploiting well his long experience. Since Rutherford, instrumentation of nuclear and particle physics experiments has been a significant inspiration to many in the field. This book provides an excellent starting point for those hoping to maintain this tradition.' G. Hall, Contemporary Physics
"The Physics of Particle Dectectors is full of insights and serves as a useful educational tool." /s Physics Today

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