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Calorimetry: Energy Measurement in Particle Physics

Richard Wigmans


Particle physics is the science that pursues the age-old quest for the innermost structure of matter and the fundamental interactions between its constituents. Modern experiments in this field rely increasingly on calorimetry, a detection technique in which the particles of interest are absorbed in the detector. Calorimeters are very intricate instruments, their performance characteristics depend in subtle, sometimes counter-intuitive ways on design details. This book, written by one of the world's foremost experts, is the only comprehensive text on this topic. It provides a fundamental and sy ... More

Keywords: Calorimetry, electromagnetic shower development, hadronic shower development, particle detection, compensation mechanism, calibration procedures, natural calorimeters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198786351
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198786351.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Wigmans, author
Professor of Physics, Texas Tech University