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2020/2021

Detectors and Principles of Particle Detection

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02DPD ZK 4 4+0 Czech
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Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Basic physical principles used to detect elementary particles as well as usage of these principles are discussed during lectures. Also, students are familiarized with the history of the development of detectors and with the usage of detectors in current experiments of particle physics and in the industry

Requirements:

Knowledge of interaction of ionizing radiation with matter according to lectures 02IJZ

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Variables used in physics of particle detection, particle sources,

2. Detector characteristics - resolution, statistics, characteristic time, dead time, random coincidences, detection effectiveness,

3. Gas detectors - principles, ionizing chambers, proportional chambers

4. Gas detectors - Geiger-Muller a corona detectors, position sensitive gas detectors

5. Semiconductor detectors - principles, cooling

6. Semiconductor detectors - position sensitive semiconductor detectors

7. Scintilating detectors - principles, organic scintilators

8. Scintilating detectors - inorganic scintilators, light guidance

9. Photomultipliers, photodiods

10. Cherenkov detectors - principles, usage, transition radiation detectors

11. Historical detectors - cloud chambers, bubble chambers, spark chambers and streamers, nuclear emulsions, X-ray films, thermoluminiscence a photoluminiscence detectors

12. Neutron detection - slow and fast neutrons detection

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Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Mechanisms of detection and construction of basic particle physics detectors

Skills:

Orientation in recent concepts of basic detection systems

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] G.F.Knoll, Radiation detection and measurement, John Willey and Sons, 2010

Recommended references:

[2] C.Grupen, B. Shwartz, Particle detectors, Cambridge University Press, 2011

[3] C. Leroy, Principles Of Radiation Interaction In Matter And Detection, World Scientific Publishing Company, 2009

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