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Particle Detectors

Fundamentals and Applications

Hermann Kolanoski and Norbert Wermes

June 2020

ISBN: 9780198858362

944 pages
Hardback
246x171mm

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Price: £75.00

This book describes the fundamentals of particle detectors as well as their applications. Detector development is an important part of nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics and through its applications in radiation imaging it paves the way for advancements in the biomedical and materials sciences.

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This book describes the fundamentals of particle detectors as well as their applications. Detector development is an important part of nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics and through its applications in radiation imaging it paves the way for advancements in the biomedical and materials sciences.

  • A complete treatment of detectors for particles (and radiation)
  • Thorough coverage of signal generation and processing, charge transport and noise fluctuations
  • Comprehensive coverage of charged particle tracking, energy measurement and particle identification

About the Author(s)

Hermann Kolanoski, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Humboldt University Berlin and Deutsches Elektronensynchrotron (DESY), and Norbert Wermes, Professor of Physics, University of Bonn

Hermann Kolanoski is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the Humboldt University Berlin and at the research centre DESY (Zeuthen). After having received his doctoral degree in Bonn he worked at universities in Stanford, Bonn and Dortmund before joining Humboldt University in 1995. His field of expertise is experimental particle and astroparticle physics. He currently participates in research with the IceCube Observatory at the South Pole and ATLAS at CERN. His work in detector development includes gaseous wire chambers, calorimeters, photon detectors, and trigger electronics as well as applications in medical physics.

Norbert Wermes is Professor of Physics at the University of Bonn. His field of research is experimental particle physics and detector physics. He has conducted research with experiments at the particle physics research centres DESY (Hamburg), SLAC (Stanford), Fermilab (Chicago), KEK (Tsukuba), and CERN (Geneva). After graduating with a PhD in physics from the University of Bonn, he was a postdoc at Stanford University, and a CERN staff scientist. In 1989 he became a professor at the University of Heidelberg, before returning to Bonn in 1992. With his group, he currently carries out research with the experiments ATLAS (CERN) and Belle II (KEK). In detector physics, his focus is on semiconductor pixel detectors and microelectronics.

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction
    2:Overview, history and concepts
    3:Interactions of particles and matter
    4:Movement of charge carriers in electric and magnetic fields
    5:Signal formation by moving charges
    6:Non-electronic detectors
    7:Gas-filled detectors
    8:Semiconductor detectors
    9:Track reconstruction and momentum measurement
    10:Photodetectors
    11:Cherenkov detectors
    12:Transition radiation detectors
    13:Scintillation detectors
    14:Particle identification
    15:Calorimeters
    16:Detectors for cosmic particles, neutrinos and exotic matter
    17:Signal procesisng, readout and noise
    18:Trigger and data acquisition systems

Reviews

"a gem of a book... easy to read and conceptual discussions are well supported by numerous examples, plots, and illustrations of excellent quality." - Peter Krizan, CERN Courier

"...the authors provide the community with a fantastic resource for all aspects of modern instrumentation in the scientific and societal applications of particle physics. This monumental textbook, with its almost 1000 pages, covers in a very comprehensive, clear and inclusive way all the basic physics and technologies for detectors. Each of the topics is introduced in an accessible manner for advanced graduate students, including concrete examples, and is then further developed in depth for experts. This also makes it a precious reference book." - Peter Jenni, Institute of Physics, University of Freiburg and Experimental Physics Department, CERN

"Before I opened the cover of the book, I made a list of topics that I feel should be covered in a comprehensive treatise on particle detection. As I read through, I found that each one of those, and many more, are treated with an admirable balance of technical depth and readability. I highly recommend this book for any "student" of nuclear instrumentation, whether at the beginning of or deep into their career. The book promises to be an invaluable resource for many years to come." - Bruce Schumm, Physics Department, University of California at Santa Cruz

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