This book is intended for senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students in physics, nuclear engineering, health physics and nuclear medicine, and for specialized training courses for radiation protection personnel and environmental safety engineers.To keep the size of the book manageable, material has been selected to stress those detectors that are in widespread use. Attempts have also been made to emphasize alternatives available in approaching various measurement problems and to present the criteria by which a choice among these alternatives may be made.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Interaction of Radiation with Matter 3. Counting Statistics and Error Determinations 4. Gas-Filled Detectors 5. Scintillation Detection Systems 6. Semiconductor detectors 7. Track Devices 8. Miscellaneous Detectors 9. Neutron detection 10. Calibration and Standards 11. Electronic Systems