As useful to students and nuclear professionals as its popular predecessors, this fifth edition provides the most up-to-date and accessible introduction to radiation detector materials, systems, and applications. There have been many advances in the field of radiation detection, most notably in practical applications. Incorporating these important developments, Measurement and Detection of Radiation, Fifth Edition provides the most up-to-date and accessible introduction to radiation detector materials, systems, and applications. It also includes more problems and updated references and bibliographies, and step-by-step derivations and numerous examples illustrate key concepts.
New to the Fifth Edition:
• Expanded chapters on semiconductor detectors, data analysis methods, health physics fundamentals, and nuclear forensics.
• Updated references and bibliographies.
• New and expanded problems.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Radiation Measurements 2. Errors of Radiation Counting 3. Review of Atomic and Nuclear Physics 4. Energy Loss and Penetration of Radiation through Matter 5. Gas-Filled Detectors 6. Scintillation Detectors 7. Semiconductor Detectors 8. Relative and Absolute Measurements 9. Introduction to Spectroscopy 10. Electronics for Radiation Counting 11. Data Analysis Methods 12. Photon (γ-Ray and X-Ray) Spectroscopy 13. Charged-Particle Spectroscopy 14. Neutron Detection and Spectroscopy 15. Activation Analysis and Related Techniques 16. Health Physics Fundamentals 17. Nuclear Forensics 18. Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation
Nicholas Tsoulfanidis is a nuclear engineering professor emeritus of the Missouri University of Science & Technology and an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Reno.
Sheldon Landsberger is a professor in the Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Program in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he currently holds the Robert B. Trull Chair in Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering.