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Calorimetry Energy Measurement in Particle Physics

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Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 09/2017
Edizione: 2° edizione

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Particle physics is the science that pursues the age-old quest for the innermost structure of matter and the fundamental interactions between its constituents. Modern experiments in this field rely increasingly on calorimetry, a detection technique in which the particles of interest are absorbed in the detector. Calorimeters are very intricate instruments. Their performance characteristics depend on subtle, sometimes counter-intuitive design details. Written by one of the world's foremost experts, Calorimetry is the first comprehensive text on this topic. It provides a fundamental and systematic introduction to calorimetry. It describes the state of the art in terms of both the fundamental understanding of calorimetric particle detection, and the actual detectors that have been or are being built and operated in experiments. The last chapter discusses landmark scientific discoveries in which calorimetry has played an important role. This book summarizes and puts into perspective the work described in some 900 scientific papers, listed in the bibliography. This second edition emphasizes new developments that have taken place since the first edition appeared in 2000.


1 - Introduction: Seventy Years of Calorimetry
2 - The Physics of Shower Development
3 - The Energy Response of Calorimeters
4 - Fluctuations
5 - Instrumental Aspects
6 - Calibrating a Calorimeter System
7 - Performance of Calorimeter Systems
8 - New Calorimeter Techniques
9 - Analysis and Interpretation of Test Beam Data
10 - Calorimeters for Measuring Natural Phenomena
11 - Contributions of Calorimetry to the Advancement of Science


Richard Wigmans was born in the Netherlands. He studied physics in Amsterdam (PhD, 1975). Until 1991, he worked at CERN as a research scientist. He engaged in the fundamental aspects of calorimetry, in particular the compensation mechanism. In 1991, he relocated to the USA, attracted by the prospects of the Superconducting Super Collider then under construction in Texas, where Texas Tech University offered him an endowed chair in the department of physics. In 2012, the Institute of Elecrical and Electronics Engineers awarded him the Outstanding Achievement award for Radiation Instrumentation. Wigmans is considered one of the world's leading experts on calorimetric particle detection.

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Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: International Series of Monographs on Physics
Dimensioni: 252 x 47.7 x 183 mm Ø 1752 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:51 color line figures, 10 color halftones, 431 grayscale line and 25 grayscale halftones
Pagine Arabe: 880

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