Radiation Detection and Measurement, 4th Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-08-01
  • Publisher: Wiley

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The new edition continues to convey the importance of understanding the basic physics underlying the operation of instruments.

This is the resource that engineers turn to in the study of radiation detection. The fourth edition takes into account the technical developments that continue to enhance the instruments and techniques available for the detection and spectroscopy of ionizing radiation.

A new edition of the most comprehensive text/reference available on the methods and instrumentation used in the detection of ionizing radiation.

Updated to reflect advances since the first edition came out in 1979. Retains the general organization of the first edition--all topics of importance are covered in sufficient detail to lead the reader from basic principles to examples of modern applications. Covers modern engineering practice; provides useful design information; and contains an up-to-date and thorough review of the literature.

New coverage is presented on ROC curves, micropattern gas detectors, new sensors for scintillation light, and the excess noise factor.

Revised discussions are also included on TLDs and cryogenic spectrometers, radiation backgrounds, and the VME standard. Engineers will gain a strong understanding of the field with this updated book.

Table of Contents

Radiation Sources
Units And Definitions
Fast Electron Sources
Heavy Charged Particle Sources
Sources Of Electromagnetic Radiation
Neutron Sources
Radiation Interactions
Interaction Of Heavy Charged Particles
Interaction Of Fast Electrons
Interaction Of Gamma Rays
Interaction Of Neutrons
Radiation Exposure And Dose
Counting Statistics And Error Prediction
Characterization Of Data
Statistical Models
Applications Of Statistical Models
Error Propagation
Optimization Of Counting Experiments
Limits Of Detectability
Distribution Of Time Intervals
General Properties Of Radiation Detectors
Simplified Detector Model
Modes Of Detector Operation
Pulse Height Spectra
Counting Curves And Plateaus
Energy Resolution
Detection Efficiency
Dead Time
Ionization Chambers
The Ionization Process In Gases
Charge Migration And Collection
Design And Operation Of Dc Ion Chambers
Radiation Dose Measurement With Ion Chambers
Applications Of Dc Ion Chambers
Pulse Mode Operation
Proportional Counters
Gas Multiplication
Design Features Of Proportional Counters
Proportional Counter Performance
Detection Efficiency And Counting Curves
Variants Of The Proportional Counter Design
Micropattern Gas Detectors
Geiger-Mueller Counters
The Geiger Discharge
Fill Gases
Time Behavior
The Geiger Counting Plateau
Design Features
Counting Efficiency
Time-To-First-Count Method
G-M Survey Meters
Scintillation Detector Principles
Organic Scintillators
Inorganic Scintillators
Light Collection And Scintillator Mounting
Photomultiplier Tubes And Photodiodes
The Photocathode
Electron Multiplication
Photomultiplier Tube Characteristics
Ancillary Equipment Required With Photomultiplier Tubes
Photodiodes As Substitutes For Photomultiplier Tubes
Scintillation Pulse Shape Analysis
Hybrid Photomultiplier Tubes
Position-Sensing Photomultiplier Tubes
X. Photoionization Detectors
Radiation Spectroscopy With Scintillators
General Considerations In Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy
Gamma-Ray Interactions
Predicted Response Functions
Properties Of Scintillation Gamma-Ray Spectrometers
Response Of Scintillation Detectors To Neutrons
Electron Spectroscopy With Scintillators
Specialized Detector Configurations Based On Scintillation
Semiconductor Diode Detectors
Semiconductor Properties
The Action Of Ionizing Radiation In Semiconductors
Semiconductors As Radiation Detectors
Semiconductor Detector Configurations
Operational Characteristics
Applications Of Silicon Diode Detectors
Germanium Gamma-Ray Detectors
General Considerations
Configurations Of Germanium Detectors
Germanium Detector Operational Characteristics
Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy With Germanium Detectors
Other Solid-State Detectors
Lithium-Drifted Silicon Detectors
Semiconductor Materials Other Than Silicon Or Germanium
Avalanche Detectors
Photoconductive Detectors
Position-Sensitive Semiconductor Detectors
Slow Neutron Detection Methods
Nuclear Reactions Of Interest In Neutron Detection
Detectors Based On The Boron Reaction
Detectors Based On Other Conversion Reactions
Reactor Instrumentation
Fast Neutron Detection And Spectroscopy
Counters Based On Neutron Moderation
Detectors Based On Fast Neutron-Induced Reactions
Detectors That Utilize Fast Neutron Scattering
Pulse Processing
Overview Of Pulse Processing
Device Impedances
Coaxial Cables
Linear And Logic Pulses
Instrument Standards
Summary Of Pulse-Processing Units
Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICS)
Components Common To Many Applications
Pulse Shaping, Counting, And Timing
Pulse Shaping
Pulse Counting Systems
Pulse Height Analysis Systems
Digital Pulse Processing
Systems Involving Pulse Timing
Pulse Shape Discrimination
Multichannel Pulse Analysis
Single-Channel Methods
General Multichannel Characteristics
The Multichannel Analyzer
Spectrum Stabilization And Relocation
Spectrum Analysis
Miscellaneous Detector Types
Cherenkov Detectors
Gas-Filled Detectors In Self-Quenched Streamer Mode
High-Pressure Xenon Spectrometers
Liquid Ionization And Proportional Counters
Cryogenic Detectors
Photographic Emulsions
Thermoluminescent Dosimeters And Image Plates
Track-Etch Detectors
Superheated Drop Or "Bubble Detectors"
X. Neutron Detection By Activation
XI. Detection Methods Based On Integrated Circuit Components
Background And Detector Shielding
Sources Of Background
Background In Gamma-Ray Spectra
Background In Other Detectors
Shielding Materials
Active Methods Of Background Reduction
The NIM, CAMAC, And VME Instrumentation Standards
Derivation Of The Expression For Sample Variance In Chapter 3
Statistical Behavior Of Counting Data For Variable Mean Value
The Shockley-Ramo Theorem For Induced Charge
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wonderful refence May 6, 2011
This textbook is a must-have for any high energy experimental physics graduate student or even undergraduate. It is indispensable for nuclear engineers, health physicists, plasma and high energy physicists, and anyone else that works with ionizing radiation detectors on a regular basis. It's a wonderful reference for a practicing medical/health physicist. It's concise but deep in terms of content. Highly recommended.
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