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Unit PARTICLE DETECTORS

Course
Physics
Study-unit Code
GP005499
Curriculum
Fisica medica
Teacher
Claudia Cecchi
Teachers
  • Claudia Cecchi - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 42 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Claudia Cecchi
CFU
6
Course Regulation
Coorte 2018
Offered
2018/19
Learning activities
Affine/integrativa
Area
Attività formative affini o integrative
Sector
FIS/04
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Italian
Contents
Interaction of particles in matter
General characteristics of detecto
Gas detectors
Semiconductor detectors
Scintillators
Photodetectors
Applications
Reference texts
W.R.Leo: Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments, Springer
Grupen-Schwartz: Particle Detectors Cambridge Univerisyt Press
R. Fernow, Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics,
Cambridge University Press
Educational objectives
Categorize and describe energy deposite processes
Quantify availabe signal
Prerequisites
ELementary Particles, knowledge in nuclear and particle physics
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons
Learning verification modality
Oral examination
Extended program
Interaction of particles in matter: ionization (Bethe-Bloch formula), interaction of electrons and photons (electromagnetic showers, radiation length and critical energy).
General characteristics of detectors: linearity, efficiency, resolution and Fano factor.
Gas detectors: ionization, proportional and Geiger-Muller counters, multiwire proportional, drift and time-projection chambers, micro-pattern gas detectors.
Semiconductor detectors: pn junction, silicon and germanium diode detectors, silicon microstrip and pixel detectors.
Scintillators: organic and inorganic scintillators, wavelength shifters and light guides.
Photodetectors: photomultipliers, photodiodes and other alternatives.
Applications: momentum measurement in magnetic fields, calorimetry, particle identification.
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