Particle Detectors

author: Werner Riegler, Department of Physics, CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research
published: April 17, 2010,   recorded: July 2009,   views: 5733
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Part 1: History of Instrumentation ↔ History of Particle Physics 1:15:28
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Part 2: The ‘Real’ World of Particles 49:51
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Part 3: Interaction of Particles with Matter 50:15
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Part 4: Tracking Detectors, Calorimeters, Particle Identification 49:35
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Part 5: Detector Systems 23:50


This lecture will serve as an introduction to particle detectors and detection techniques. In the first lecture, a historic overview of particle detector development will be given. In the second lecture, some basic techniques and concepts for particle detection will be discussed. In the third lecture, the interaction of particles with matter, the basis of particle detection, will be presented. The fourth and fifth lectures will discuss different detector types used for particle tracking, energy measurement and particle identification.

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