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Gaseous Radiation Detectors
Fundamentals and Applications


Part of Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology

  • Author: Fabio Sauli, Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN), Geneva
  • Date Published: June 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107043015

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  • 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.

    • Provides an up-to-date and thorough review of gaseous radiation detectors
    • Introduces the basic fundamentals of detection, including ionization, charge collection and multiplication, paramount for an understanding of the topic
    • Covers both theoretical concepts and practical applications of gaseous radiation detectors
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    • Date Published: June 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107043015
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 179 x 32 mm
    • weight: 1.08kg
    • contains: 520 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Electromagnetic interactions of charged particles with matter
    3. Interactions of photons and neutrons with matter
    4. Drift and diffusion of charges in gases
    5. Collisional excitations and charge multiplication in uniform fields
    6. Parallel plate counters
    7. Proportional counters
    8. Multiwire proportional chambers
    9. Drift chambers
    10. Time projection chambers
    11. Multitube arrays
    12. Resistive plate chambers
    13. Micro-pattern gas detectors
    14. Cherenkov ring imaging
    15. Miscellaneous detectors and applications
    16. Time degeneracy and aging
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  • Author

    Fabio Sauli, Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN), Geneva
    Fabio Sauli is Research Associate for the Italian TERA Foundation, responsible for the development of medical diagnostic instrumentation for hadrontherapy. Prior to this, he was part of the Research Staff at CERN in the Gas Detectors Development group, initiated by Georges Charpak, before leading the group from 1989 until his retirement in 2006. He has more than 200 scientific publications and is an editor of several books on instrumentation in high energy physics. His achievements include inventing the Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM), which is widely used in advanced detectors.

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