## Measurement and Detection of RadiationThe 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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