Particle Detection with Drift Chambers
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Particle Detection with Drift Chambers

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This second edition is a thoroughly revised, updated and expanded version of a classic text, with lots of new material on electronic signal creation, amplification and shaping. It's still a thorough general introduction, too, to the theory and operation of drift chambers. The topics discussed include the basics of gas ionization, electronic drift and signal creation and discuss in depth the fundamental limits of accuracy and the issue of particle identification.
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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 23.88mm | 706g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Revised
  • Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2008
  • 44 Tables, black and white; XV, 448 p.
  • 3642095380
  • 9783642095382

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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.
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Table of contents

Gas Ionization by Charged Particles and by Laser Rays.- The Drift of Electrons and Ions in Gases.- Electrostatics of Tubes, Wire Grids and Field Cages.- Amplification of Ionization.- Creation of the Signal.- Electronics for Drift Chambers.- Coordinate Measurement and Fundamental Limits of Accuracy.- Geometrical Track Parameters and their Errors.- Ion Gates.- Particle Identification by Measurement of Ionization.- Existing Drift Chambers #x2013; An Overview.- Drift-Chamber Gases.
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