Principles of Radiation Interaction in Matter and Detection by Claude Leroy

Principles of Radiation Interaction in Matter and Detection

byClaude Leroy, Pier-Giorgio Rancoita

Kobo ebook | December 17, 2015

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The fourth edition of this book has been widely revised. It includes additional chapters and some sections are complemented with either new ones or an extension of their content.

In this latest edition a complete treatment of the physics and properties of semiconductors is presented, covering transport phenomena in semiconductors, scattering mechanisms, radiation effects and displacement damages. Furthermore, this edition presents a comprehensive treatment of the Coulomb scattering on screened nuclear potentials resulting from electrons, protons, light- and heavy-ions — ranging from (very) low up to ultra-relativistic kinetic energies — and allowing one to derive the corresponding NIEL (non-ionizing energy-loss) doses deposited in any material.

The contents are organized into two parts: Chapters 1 to 7 cover Particle Interactions and Displacement Damage while the remaining chapters focus on Radiation Environments and Particle Detection.

This book can serve as reference for graduate students and final-year undergraduates and also as supplement for courses in particle, astroparticle, space physics and instrumentation. A section of the book is directed toward courses in medical physics. Researchers in experimental particle physics at low, medium, and high energy who are dealing with instrumentation will also find the book useful.


  • Particle Interactions and Displacement Damage:

    • Introduction
    • Electromagnetic Interaction of Charged Particles in Matter
    • Photon Interaction and Electromagnetic Cascades in Matter
    • Nuclear Interactions in Matter
    • Physics and Properties of Silicon Semiconductor
    • Transport Phenomena in Semiconductors
    • Radiation Effects and Displacement Damage in Semiconductors
  • Radiation Environments and Particle Detection:

    • Radiation Environments and Damage in Semiconductors
    • Scintillating Media and Scintillator Detectors
    • Solid State Detectors
    • Displacement Damages and Interactions in Semiconductor Devices
    • Gas Filled Chambers
    • Principles of Particle Energy Determination
    • Superheated Droplet (Bubble) Detectors and CDM Search
    • Medical Physics Applications
  • Appendices:

    • General Properties and Constants
    • Mathematics and Statistics

Readership: Researchers, academics, graduate students and professionals in accelerator, particle, astroparticle, space, applied and medical physics.
Key Features:

  • Exceptional large coverage of the different types of detectors used in particle and nuclear physics and their principles of detection
Title:Principles of Radiation Interaction in Matter and DetectionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 17, 2015Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814603201

ISBN - 13:9789814603201

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