Particle Detection with Drift Chambers

  • Luigi Rolandi
  • Werner Riegler
  • Walter Blum
Part of the Particle Acceleration and Detection book series (PARTICLE, volume 0)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-15
  2. Walter Blum, Werner Riegler, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 1-48
  3. Walter Blum, Werner Riegler, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 1-48
  4. Walter Blum, Werner Riegler, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 1-28
  5. Walter Blum, Werner Riegler, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 1-31
  6. Walter Blum, Werner Riegler, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 1-24
  7. Walter Blum, Werner Riegler, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 1-69
  8. Walter Blum, Werner Riegler, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 1-39
  9. Walter Blum, Werner Riegler, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 1-23
  10. Walter Blum, Werner Riegler, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 1-15
  11. Walter Blum, Werner Riegler, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 1-29
  12. Walter Blum, Werner Riegler, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 1-52
  13. Walter Blum, Werner Riegler, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 1-29
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 1-6

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Drift basics drift chambers electronics laser measurement nuclear electronics particle identification particles wire grids

Authors and affiliations

  • Luigi Rolandi
  • Werner Riegler
  • Walter Blum
  1. 1.PPE DivisionCERNGeneveSwitzerland
  2. 2.Nuclear ResearchCERN - European Organisation forGeneveSwitzerland
  3. 3.Werner-Heisenberg-InstitutMPI für PhysikMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-76684-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76683-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-76684-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1611-1052
  • About this book