Radiation detection and measurement
A new edition of the most comprehensive text/reference available on the methods and instrumentation used in the detection of ionizing radiation. Updated to reflect advances since the first edition came out in 1979. Retains the general organization of the first edition--all topics of importance are covered in sufficient detail to lead the reader from basic principles to examples of modern applications. Covers modern engineering practice; provides useful design information; and contains an up-to-date and thorough review of the literature.
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