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Measurement and Detection of Radiation

4th Edition

By Nicholas Tsoulfanidis, Nicholas Tsoulfanidis, Sheldon Landsberger

CRC Press

606 pages

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A Sound Introduction to Radiation Detection and Measurement for Newcomers to Nuclear Science and EngineeringSince the publication of the bestselling third edition, there have been advances in the field of radiation detection, most notably in practical applications. Incorporating these important developments, Measurement and Detection of Radiation,

Table of Contents

Introduction to Radiation Measurements. Errors of Radiation Counting. Review of Atomic and Nuclear Physics. Energy Loss and Penetration of Radiation through Matter. Gas-Filled Detectors. Scintillation Detectors. Semiconductor Detectors. Relative and Absolute Measurements. Introduction to Spectroscopy. Electronics. Data Analysis Methods. Photon (Gamma Ray and X-Ray) Spectroscopy. Charged-Particle Spectroscopy. Neutron Detection and Spectroscopy. Activation Analysis and Related Techniques. Health Physics Fundamentals. Nuclear Forensics. Instrumentation in Nuclear Medicine. Appendices. Index.

About the Authors

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. He is an active member and Fellow of the American Nuclear Society and the author of the book The Nuclear Fuel Cycle. He was the editor of the international journal Nuclear Technology from 1997 to 2015. He has been a recipient of the Glenn Murphy Award from the Nuclear and Radiological Division of the American Society of Engineering Education and the Holly Compton Award from the American Nuclear Society. His research focuses on radiation transport, radiation protection, and the nuclear fuel cycle.

Sheldon Landsberger is a professor in the Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, where he currently holds the Texas Atomic Energy Research Foundation Professorship in the Cockrell School of Engineering. An active member of the American Nuclear Society, he has been a recipient of the Glenn Murphy Award from the Nuclear and Radiological Division of the American Society of Engineering Education and the Holly Compton Award from the American Nuclear Society. His experimental research projects encompass fundamental nuclear physics, applied nuclear analytical techniques in environmental applications, and nuclear forensics.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED080000
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
SCI024000
SCIENCE / Energy
SCI051000
SCIENCE / Nuclear Physics