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Physics and Engineering of Radiation Detection


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1. Properties and Sources of Radiation 2. Interaction of Radiation with Matter 3. Gas Filled Detectors 4. Liquid Filled Detectors 5. Solid State Detectors 6. Scintillation Detectors and Photodetectors 7. Position Sensitive Detection and Imaging 8. Signal Processing 9. Essential Statistics for Data Analysis 10. Software for Data Analysis 11. Radiation Dosimetry 12. Radiation Spectroscopy 13. Data Acquisition Systems Appendix - Essential Electronic Measuring Devices

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About the Author

Dr. Ahmed has several years of extensive practical experience in the field of radiation detection and measurement. He holds degrees of Masters in Physics, Masters in Nuclear Engineering, and PhD in Physics. He has heavily contributed to research and development in some of the world renowned Physics laboratories, such as Max-Planck-Institute for Physics in Germany, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in USA, and Sudbury Neutrino Observatory in Canada. Particle/radiation detection and measurement are his primary areas of expertise. Currently he is working at Laurentian University/Penguin ASI Inc. as a Senior Research Scientist. Apart from research and development, Dr. Ahmed also teaches in the Physics department of Laurentian University. Dr. Ahmed is a Chartered Scientist and a Chartered Physicist of the Institute of Physics, UK. He holds memberships of the Institute of Physics, UK, the Canadian Association of Physicists, and the Institute of Particle Physics, Canada.


"Ahmed's book offers the most thorough treatment of the field that this reviewer has encountered so far. After the principles of physics are introduced in the first chapters, all detector technologies relevant for physics, nuclear engineering, and health physics are treated in detail. The author's extensive experience with large- and small-scale detector experiments is apparent. Adding to the book's thoroughness are chapters on radiaion dosimetry and protection as well as one on data acquisition systems, which includes all modern standards used in the field. Worked examples are interspersed liberally throughout and, together with the chapter problems, make this a good teaching resource. Extensive bibliographics at chapter ends will satisfy researcher who need to delve deeper into certain subjects. Clearly written and starting at a level accessible also to undergraduates, this book is for all reader levels in physics and engineering." SUMMING UP: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through professionals; two-year technical program students. -- U. Greife, Colorado School of Mines, CHOICE, OCtober 2007

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