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Radiation detection and measurement

by Knoll, Glenn F.
Published by : John Wiley and sons (New Jersey) Physical details: xxvi, 830 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. ISBN:9780470131480 (hb). Year: 2010
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Chapter 1 Radiation Sources -- I. Units And Definitions -- Ii. Fast Electron Sources -- Iii. Heavy Charged Particle Sources -- Iv. Sources Of Electromagnetic Radiation -- V. Neutron Sources -- Chapter 2 Radiation Interactions -- I. Interaction Of Heavy Charged Particles -- Ii. Interaction Of Fast Electrons -- Iii. Interaction Of Gamma Rays -- Iv. Interaction Of Neutrons -- V. Radiation Exposure And Dose -- Chapter 3 Counting Statistics And Error Prediction -- I. Characterization Of Data -- Ii. Statistical Models -- Iii. Applications Of Statistical Models -- Iv. Error Propagation -- V. Optimization Of Counting Experiments -- Vi. Limits Of Detectability -- Vii. Distribution Of Time Intervals -- Chapter 4 General Properties Of Radiation Detectors -- <st1:place w:st="on">I.</st1:place> Simplified Detector Model -- Ii. Modes Of Detector Operation -- Iii. Pulse Height Spectra -- Iv. Counting Curves And Plateaus -- V. Energy Resolution -- Vi. Detection Efficiency -- Vii. Dead Time -- Chapter 5 Ionization Chambers -- I. The Ionization Process In Gases -- Ii. Charge Migration And Collection -- Iii. Design And Operation Of Dc Ion Chambers -- Iv. Radiation Dose Measurement With Ion Chambers -- V. Applications Of Dc Ion Chambers -- Vi. Pulse Mode Operation -- Chapter 6 Proportional Counters -- I. Gas Multiplication -- Ii. Design Features Of Proportional Counters -- Iii. Proportional Counter Performance -- Iv. Detection Efficiency And Counting Curves -- V. Variants Of The Proportional Counter Design -- Vi. Micropattern Gas Detectors -- Chapter 7 Geiger-Mueller Counters -- I. The Geiger Discharge -- Ii. Fill Gases -- Iii. Quenching -- Iv. Time Behavior -- V. The Geiger Counting Plateau -- Vi. Design Features -- Vii. Counting Efficiency -- Viii. Time-To-First-Count Method -- Ix. G-M Survey Meters -- Chapter 8 Scintillation Detector Principles -- I. Organic Scintillators -- Ii. Inorganic Scintillators -- Iii. Light Collection And Scintillator Mounting -- Chapter 9 Photomultiplier Tubes And Photodiodes -- I. Introduction -- Ii. The Photocathode -- Iii. Electron Multiplication -- Iv. Photomultiplier Tube Characteristics -- V. Ancillary Equipment Required With Photomultiplier Tubes -- Vi. Photodiodes As Substitutes For Photomultiplier Tubes -- Vii. Scintillation Pulse Shape Analysis -- Viii. Hybrid Photomultiplier Tubes -- Ix. Position-Sensing Photomultiplier Tubes -- X. Photoionization Detectors -- Chapter 10 Radiation Spectroscopy With Scintillators -- I. General Considerations In Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy -- Ii. Gamma-Ray Interactions -- Iii. Predicted Response Functions -- Iv. Properties Of Scintillation Gamma-Ray Spectrometers -- V. Response Of Scintillation Detectors To Neutrons -- Vi. Electron Spectroscopy With Scintillators -- Vii. Specialized Detector Configurations Based On Scintillation -- Chapter 11 Semiconductor Diode Detectors -- I. Semiconductor Properties -- Ii. The Action Of Ionizing Radiation In Semiconductors -- Iii. Semiconductors As Radiation Detectors -- Iv. Semiconductor Detector Configurations -- V. Operational Characteristics -- Vi. Applications Of Silicon Diode Detectors -- Chapter 12 Germanium Gamma-Ray Detectors -- I. General Considerations -- Ii. Configurations Of Germanium Detectors -- Iii. Germanium Detector Operational Characteristics -- Iv. Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy With Germanium Detectors -- Chapter 13 Other Solid-State Detectors -- I. Lithium-Drifted Silicon Detectors -- Ii. Semiconductor Materials Other Than Silicon Or Germanium -- Iii. Avalanche Detectors -- Iv. Photoconductive Detectors -- V. Position-Sensitive Semiconductor Detectors -- Chapter 14 Slow Neutron Detection Methods -- I. Nuclear Reactions Of Interest In Neutron Detection -- Ii. Detectors Based On The Boron Reaction -- Iii. Detectors Based On Other Conversion Reactions -- Iv. Reactor Instrumentation -- Chapter 15 Fast Neutron Detection And Spectroscopy -- I. Counters Based On Neutron Moderation -- Ii. Detectors Based On Fast Neutron-Induced Reactions -- Iii. Detectors That Utilize Fast Neutron Scattering -- Chapter 16 Pulse Processing -- I. Overview Of Pulse Processing -- Ii. Device Impedances -- Iii. Coaxial Cables -- Iv. Linear And Logic Pulses -- V. Instrument Standards -- Vi. Summary Of Pulse-Processing Units -- Vii. Application Specific Integrated Circuits (Asics) -- Viii. Components Common To Many Applications -- Chapter 17 Pulse Shaping, Counting, And Timing -- I. Pulse Shaping -- Ii. Pulse Counting Systems -- Iii. Pulse Height Analysis Systems -- Iv. Digital Pulse Processing -- V. Systems Involving Pulse Timing -- Vi. Pulse Shape Discrimination -- Chapter 18 Multichannel Pulse Analysis -- <st1:place w:st="on">I.</st1:place> Single-Channel Methods -- Ii. General Multichannel Characteristics -- Iii. The Multichannel Analyzer -- Iv. Spectrum Stabilization And Relocation -- V. Spectrum Analysis -- Chapter 19 Miscellaneous Detector Types -- I. Cherenkov Detectors -- Ii. Gas-Filled Detectors In Self-Quenched Streamer Mode -- Iii. High-Pressure Xenon Spectrometers -- Iv. Liquid Ionization And Proportional Counters -- V. Cryogenic Detectors -- Vi. Photographic Emulsions -- Vii. Thermoluminescent Dosimeters And Image Plates -- Viii. Track-Etch Detectors -- Ix. Superheated Drop Or "Bubble Detectors" -- X. Neutron Detection By Activation -- Xi. Detection Methods Based On Integrated Circuit Components -- Chapter 20 Background And Detector Shielding -- I. Sources Of Background -- Ii. Background In Gamma-Ray Spectra -- Iii. Background In Other Detectors -- Iv. Shielding Materials -- V. Active Methods Of Background Reduction -- Appendix A The Nim, Camac, And Vme Instrumentation Standards -- Appendix B Derivation Of The Expression For Sample Variance In Chapter 3 -- Appendix C Statistical Behavior Of Counting Data For Variable Mean Value -- Appendix D The Shockley-Ramo Theorem For Induced Charge.

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