Gaseous Radiation Detectors: Fundamentals and Applications
Widely used in high-energy and particle physics, gaseous radiation detectors are undergoing continuous development. The first part of this book provides a solid background for understanding the basic processes leading to the detection and tracking of charged particles, photons, and neutrons. Continuing then with the development of the multi-wire proportional chamber, the book describes the design and operation of successive generations of gas-based radiation detectors, as well as their use in experimental physics and other fields. Examples are provided of applications for complex events tracking, particle identification, and neutral radiation imaging. Limitations of the devices are discussed in detail. Including an extensive collection of data and references, this book is ideal for researchers and experimentalists in nuclear and particle physics.
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Electromagnetic interactions of charged particles with matter
Interaction of photons and neutrons with matter
Drift and diffusion of charges in gases
Collisional excitations and charge multiplication in uniform fields
Time projection chambers
Resistive plate chambers
Micropattern gaseous detectors
Cherenkov ring imaging
Miscellaneous detectors and applications
Time degeneracy and ageing
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