Particle Acceleration and Detection

Particle Detection with Drift Chambers

Authors: Blum, Walter, Riegler, Werner, Rolandi, Luigi

  • Numerous illustrations
  • Revised and extended with new material on electronic signal creation
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This volume presents a thorough introduction to the theory and operation of drift chambers, one of the most important modern methods of elementary particle detection. The topics, presented in a text-book style with many illustrations, include the basics of gas ionization, by particles and by lasers, drift of electrons and ions in gases and signal creation and discuss in depth the fundamental limits of accuracy and the issue of particle identification.

The book also surveys all types of drift chambers and the various drift-chamber gases in use. The calculation of the device parameters and physical processes are presented in some detail, as is all necessary background material. Thus the treatment, well beyond addressing the specialist in the field, is well suited to graduate physics students and nuclear engineers seeking a both thorough and pedagogical introduction to the field.

The second edition presents a completely revised, updated and expanded version of this classic text. In particular, significantly more material on electronic signal creation, amplification and shaping has been added.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Coordinate Measurement and Fundamental Limits of Accuracy

    Blum, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • Drift-Chamber Gases

    Blum, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • The Drift of Electrons and Ions in Gases

    Blum, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 1-48

  • Particle Identification by Measurement of Ionization

    Blum, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • Amplification of Ionization

    Blum, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Particle Detection with Drift Chambers
Authors
Series Title
Particle Acceleration and Detection
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-76684-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-76684-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-76683-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09538-2
Series ISSN
1611-1052
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XV, 448
Additional Information
Originally published in the series: Accelerator Physics
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