Gaseous and Liquid Ionisation Detectors

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


Ionisation is one of the most common processes used today for radiation detection and measurement. Ionisation of gases and liquids forms the basis for a large number of devices that have been developed over a span of several decades. This Chapter presents the physics principles of ionisation, the properties of transport of electrons and ions in gases, and how these properties are exploited in common devices from the simplest, the Geiger counter, to the Time Projection Chamber.


Ionisation Chamber Drift Time Time Projection Chamber Drift Chamber Liquid Argon 
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  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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