Measurement and Detection of Radiation

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CRC Press, Dec 7, 2010 - Medical - 518 pages
The research and applications of nuclear instrumentation have grown substantially since publication of the previous editions. With the miniaturization of equipment, increased speed of electronic components, and more sophisticated software, radiation detection systems are now more productively used in many disciplines, including nuclear nonprolifera
 

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Contents

Introduction to Radiation Measurements
1
Statistical Errors of Radiation Counting
17
Review of Atomic and Nuclear Physics
63
Energy Loss and Penetration of Radiation through Matter
97
GasFilled Detectors
143
Scintillation Detectors
171
Semiconductor Detectors
191
Relative and Absolute Measurements
217
ChargedParticle Spectroscopy
345
Neutron Detection and Spectroscopy
369
Activation Analysis and Related Techniques
409
Health Physics Fundamentals
425
Applications of Radiation Detection
463
Useful Constants and Conversion Factors
471
Atomic Masses and Other Properties of Isotopesa
473
Alpha Beta and Gamma Sources Commonly Used
475

Introduction to Spectroscopy
239
Electronics
257
Data Analysis Methods
287
Photon γ Ray and XRay Spectroscopy
311
Tables of Photon Attenuation Coefficients
479
Table of Buildup Factor Constants
483
Back cover
485
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Nicholas Tsoulfanidis is an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada in Reno and professor emeritus at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Since June 1997, he has been the editor of Nuclear Technology, an international journal published by the American Nuclear Society.

Sheldon Landsberger is the coordinator of the Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Program and a Hayden Head Centennial Endowed Professor at the University of Texas in Austin. He has been a recipient of the Arthur Holly Compton Award from the American Nuclear Society.

Both Dr. Tsoulfanidis and Dr. Landsberger have been recipients of the Glenn Murphy Award from the American Society for Engineering Education.

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