Calorimetry: Energy Measurement in Particle Physics by Richard WigmansCalorimetry: Energy Measurement in Particle Physics by Richard Wigmans

Calorimetry: Energy Measurement in Particle Physics

byRichard Wigmans

Hardcover | October 14, 2017

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Particle physics is the science that pursues the age-old quest for the innermost structure of matter and the fundamental interactions between its constituents. Modern experiments in this field rely increasingly on calorimetry, a detection technique in which the particles of interest areabsorbed in the detector. Calorimeters are very intricate instruments. Their performance characteristics depend on subtle, sometimes counter-intuitive design details. Written by one of the world's foremost experts, Calorimetry is the first comprehensive text on this topic. It provides a fundamental and systematic introduction to calorimetry. It describes the state of the art in terms of both the fundamental understanding of calorimetric particle detection, andthe actual detectors that have been or are being built and operated in experiments. The last chapter discusses landmark scientific discoveries in which calorimetry has played an important role. This book summarizes and puts into perspective the work described in some 900 scientific papers, listed inthe bibliography. This second edition emphasizes new developments that have taken place since the first edition appeared in 2000.
Richard Wigmans was born in the Netherlands. He studied physics in Amsterdam (PhD, 1975). Until 1991, he worked at CERN as a research scientist. He engaged in the fundamental aspects of calorimetry, in particular the compensation mechanism. In 1991, he relocated to the USA, attracted by the prospects of the Superconducting Super Collid...
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Title:Calorimetry: Energy Measurement in Particle PhysicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:752 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:October 14, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Seventy Years of Calorimetry2. The Physics of Shower Development3. The Energy Response of Calorimeters4. Fluctuations5. Instrumental Aspects6. Calibrating a Calorimeter System7. Performance of Calorimeter Systems8. New Calorimeter Techniques9. Analysis and Interpretation of Test Beam Data10. Calorimeters for Measuring Natural Phenomena11. Contributions of Calorimetry to the Advancement of Science