The Particle Detector BriefBook
by R.K. Bock, A. Vasilescu
Publisher: CERN, Geneva 1999
Number of pages: 135
This is a condensed handbook, or an extended glossary, written in encyclopedic format, covering subjects around particle detectors, the underlying physics, and the analysis of their data. It intends to be both introduction for newcomers and reference for physicists working in the field.
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