Particle Detection with Drift Chambers

  • Walter Blum
  • Luigi Rolandi

Part of the Accelerator Physics book series (ACCPHYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Walter Blum, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 1-49
  3. Walter Blum, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 50-98
  4. Walter Blum, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 99-123
  5. Walter Blum, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 124-154
  6. Walter Blum, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 155-166
  7. Walter Blum, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 167-200
  8. Walter Blum, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 201-223
  9. Walter Blum, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 224-239
  10. Walter Blum, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 240-269
  11. Walter Blum, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 270-319
  12. Walter Blum, Luigi Rolandi
    Pages 320-344
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 345-349

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, electronic drift 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 byeond 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 an thoroughly revised and updated version of this classic text and includes a new chapter on electronic amplification and signal shaping.

Keywords

Drift basics drift chambers electron electronics elementary particle ion measurement nuclear electronics particle identification particles wire grids

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Blum
    • 1
  • Luigi Rolandi
    • 2
  1. 1.Werner-Heisenberg-InstitutMax-Planck-Institut für PhysikMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Div. PPECERNGenève 23Switzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-02920-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-58322-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02920-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9246
  • About this book