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Measurement and Detection of Radiation

3rd Edition

By Nicholas Tsoulfanidis

CRC Press

518 pages

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pub: 2010-12-07
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The research and applications of nuclear instrumentation have grown substantially since publication of the previous editions. With the miniaturization of equipment, increased speed of electronic components, and more sophisticated software, radiation detection systems are now more productively used in many disciplines, including nuclear nonprolifera

Table of Contents

Introduction to Radiation Measurements. Statistical 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. Health Physics Fundamentals. Applications of Radiation Detection. Appendices. Index.

About the Author

Nicholas Tsoulfanidis is an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada in Reno and professor emeritus at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Since June 1997, he has been the editor of Nuclear Technology, an international journal published by the American Nuclear Society.

Sheldon Landsberger is the coordinator of the Nuclear and Radiation Engineering Program and a Hayden Head Centennial Endowed Professor at the University of Texas in Austin. He has been a recipient of the Arthur Holly Compton Award from the American Nuclear Society.

Both Dr. Tsoulfanidis and Dr. Landsberger have been recipients of the Glenn Murphy Award from the American Society for Engineering Education.

Subject Categories

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