Covers the basics of particle detection mechanisms, as well as the techniques and detectors from the smallest to the largest that are on the market today Provides information on all application fields including nuclear and particle technology, geological dating, space science, medical and life sciences, and radiation protection Richly illustrated and includes imaging and imaging systems
The handbook centers on detection techniques in the field of particle physics, medical imaging and related subjects. It is structured into three parts. The first one is dealing with basic ideas of particle detectors, followed by applications of these devices in high energy physics and other fields. In the last part the large field of medical imaging using similar detection techniques is described. The different chapters of the book are written by world experts in their field. Clear instructions on the detection techniques and principles in terms of relevant operation parameters for scientists and graduate students are given.Detailed tables and diagrams will make this a very useful handbook for the application of these techniques in many different fields like physics, medicine, biology and other areas of natural science.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Applications of particle detectors - Image reconstruction - Instumentation for radiation detection - Medical imaging - Particle detection in geology - Particle detectors - Reference on particle detection
VOLUME 1:- PART 1: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF DETECTORS AND ACCELERATORS. - Interactions of Particles and Radiation with Matter.- Electronics Part I.- Electronics Part II.- Data Analysis.- Statistics.- .- Accelerators for Particle Physics.- Synchrotron Radiation and FEL Instrumentation.- Calibration of Radioactive Sources.- Radiation Protection.- PART 2: SPECIFIC TYPES OF DETECTORS.- Gaseous Detectors.- Tracking Detectors.- Photon Detectors.- Neutrino Detectors.- Scintillation Counters.- Semiconductor Counters.- Gamma-Ray Detectors.- Cherenkov Counters.- Muon Spectrometers.- Calorimeters.- New Solid State Detectors.- Radiation Damage Effects.
VOLUME 2:- PART 3: APPLICATIONS OF DETECTORS IN PARTICLE AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS, SECURITY, ENVIRONMENT AND ART.- Astrophysics and Space Instrumentation.- Indirect Detection of Cosmic Rays.- Technology for Border Security.-
Accelerator Mass Spectrometry and its Applications in Archaeology, Geology and Environmental Research.- Geoscientific Applications of Particle Detection and Imaging Techniques with Special Focus on the Monitoring Clay Mineral Reactions.- Particle Detectors Used in Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry, with Applications in Geology, Environmental Science and Nuclear Forensics.-
Particle Detectors in Materials Science.- Spallation–Neutrons Beyond Nuclear Fission.- Neutron Detection.- Instrumentation for Nuclear Fusion.- The Use of Neutron Technology in Archaeological and CulturalHeritage Research.- Radiation Detectors and Art.- Part 4: APPLICATIONS OF PARTICLE DETECTORS IN MEDICINE.- Radiation-Based Medical Imaging Techniques: An Overview.- CT Imaging: Basics and New Trends.- SPECT Imaging: Basics and New Trends.- PET Imaging: Basics and New Trends.- Image Reconstruction.- Motion Compensation in Emission Tomography.- Quantitative Image Analysis in Tomography.- Compartmental Modeling in Emission Tomography.- Evaluation and Image Quality in Radiation-Based Medical Imaging.- Simulation of Medical Imaging Systems: Emission and Transmission Tomography.- High-Resolution and Animal Imaging Instrumentationand Techniques.- Imaging Instrumentation and Techniques for Precision Radiotherapy.- Tumor Therapy with Ion Beams.