Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Basic Principles of Detectors and Accelerators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Simon I. Eidelman, Boris A. Shwartz
      Pages 3-23
    3. Helmuth Spieler
      Pages 25-52
    4. Helmuth Spieler
      Pages 53-81
    5. Günther Dissertori
      Pages 83-101
    6. Glen Cowan
      Pages 103-124
    7. Jürgen Engelfried
      Pages 125-137
    8. Helmut Burkhardt
      Pages 139-158
    9. Shaukat Khan, Klaus Wille
      Pages 159-185
    10. Dirk Arnold, Herbert Janßen
      Pages 187-199
    11. Claus Grupen
      Pages 201-235
  3. Specific Types of Detectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Maxim Titov
      Pages 239-264
    3. Manfred Krammer, Winfried Mitaroff
      Pages 265-295
    4. Peter Križan
      Pages 297-311
    5. Franz von Feilitzsch, Jean-Côme Lanfranchi, Michael Wurm
      Pages 313-347
    6. Zane W Bell
      Pages 349-375
    7. Douglas S. McGregor
      Pages 377-410
    8. William L. Dunn, Douglas S. McGregor
      Pages 411-451

About this book


The handbook centers on detection techniques in the field of particle physics, medical imaging and related subjects. It is structured into three parts. The first one is dealing with basic ideas of particle detectors, followed by applications of these devices in high energy physics and other fields. In the last part the large field of medical imaging using similar detection techniques is described. The different chapters of the book are written by world experts in their field. Clear instructions on the detection techniques and principles in terms of relevant operation parameters for scientists and graduate students are given.Detailed tables and diagrams will make this a very useful handbook for the application of these techniques in many different fields like physics, medicine, biology and other areas of natural science.


Applications of particle detectors Image reconstruction Instumentation for radiation detection Medical imaging Particle detection in geology Particle detectors Reference on particle detection

Editors and affiliations

  • Claus Grupen
    • 1
  • Irène Buvat
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSiegen University, Emmy-Noether-CampusSiegenGermany
  2. 2.IMNC-UMR 8165 CNRSParis 7 and Paris 11 Universities, Orsay CampusOrsay CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-13270-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-13271-1
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