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 Photon & electron
Radiation Detection and Measurement, 3rd Edition 
 
Glenn F. Knoll 
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A Classic Text on Radiation Detection and Measurement Now Updated and Expanded Building on the proven success of this widely-used text, the Third Edition will provide you with a clear understanding of the methods and instrumentation used in the detection and measurement of ionizing radiation. It provides in-depth coverage of the basic principles of radiation detection as well as illustrating their application in a full set of modern instruments. In addition to a complete description of well-established detection and spectroscopic methods, many recently developed approaches are also explored. These include extensive new discussions of semiconductor detectors with unique properties, recently developed scintillation materials and photomultiplier tubes, and several gas-filled detectors of new design. Many other updates and additions have been made throughout the text and two appendices have been added. Over 100 new figures and tables have been included. Key Features of the Third Edition * Every chapter has been updated with extensive addition of new references to relevant articles in the scientific literature. * A number of new detection techniques have been added, strengthening the status of the text as the most comprehensive coverage of the topic to be found in any single book. * The writing style has maintained the readability that has attracted favorable response from readers and reviewers of the earlier editions. * The author uses his extensive research experience in radiation measurements, nuclear instrumentation, and radiation imaging to provide you with an invaluable resource.

Table of Contents:

  1. Radiation Sources.
  2. Radiation Interactions.
  3. Counting Statistics and Error Prediction.
  4. General Properties of Radiation Detectors.
  5. Ionization Chambers.
  6. Proportional Counters.
  7. Geiger-Mueller Counters.
  8. Scintillation Detector Principles.
  9. Photomultiplier Tubes and Photodiodes.
  10. Radiation Spectroscopy with Scintillators.
  11. Semiconductor Diode Detectors.
  12. Germanium Gamma-Ray Detectors.
  13. Other Solid-State Detectors.
  14. Slow Neutron Detection Methods.
  15. Fast Neutron Detection and Spectroscopy.
  16. Pulse Processing and Shaping.
  17. Linear and Logic Pulse Functions.
  18. Multichannel Pulse Analysis.
  19. Miscellaneous Detector Types.
  20. Background and Detector Shielding.
  21. Appendices.

Glenn F. Knoll
816 Pages, December 1999
$182.95 U.S.
ISBN: 0-471-07338-5  
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