High Energy Astrophysical Techniques
This textbook presents ultraviolet and X-ray astronomy, gamma-ray astronomy, cosmic ray astronomy, neutrino astronomy, and gravitational wave astronomy as distinct research areas, focusing on the astrophysics targets and the requirements with respect to instrumentation and observation methods.
The purpose of the book is to bridge the gap between the reference books and the specialized literature. For each type of astronomy, the discussion proceeds from the orders of magnitude for observable quantities. The physical principles of photon and particle detectors are then addressed, and the specific telescopes and combinations of detectors, presented.
Finally the instruments and their limits are discussed with a view to assisting readers in the planning and execution of observations.
Astronomical observations with high-energy photons and particles represent the newest additions to multimessenger astronomy and this book will be of value to all with an interest in the field.
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2 RadiationMatter Interactions
3 Interactions of Photons and Particles Along the Path
Part II The World of Detectors
5 Detectors Based on Ionization in Gases and Liquids
6 Scintillation Detector Systems
7 Detectors Based on Ionization in Solid State Materials
Part III High Energy Astronomy
11 Ultraviolet and XRay Astronomy
12 Gamma Ray Astronomy
13 Cosmic Ray Astronomy
14 Neutrino Astronomy
15 Gravitational Wave Astronomy
16 The Dark Side of the Universe
17 Observing in High Energy Astrophysics