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Signal Processing for Radiation Detectors

Book Description

Presents the fundamental concepts of signal processing for all application areas of ionizing radiation

This book provides a clear understanding of the principles of signal processing of radiation detectors. It puts great emphasis on the characteristics of pulses from various types of detectors and offers a full overview on the basic concepts required to understand detector signal processing systems and pulse processing techniques. Signal Processing for Radiation Detectors covers all of the important aspects of signal processing, including energy spectroscopy, timing measurements, position-sensing, pulse-shape discrimination, and radiation intensity measurement.

The book encompasses a wide range of applications so that readers from different disciplines can benefit from all of the information. In addition, this resource:

  • Describes both analog and digital techniques of signal processing
  • Presents a complete compilation of digital pulse processing algorithms
  • Extrapolates content from more than 700 references covering classic papers as well as those of today
  • Demonstrates concepts with more than 340 original illustrations

Signal Processing for Radiation Detectors provides researchers, engineers, and graduate students working in disciplines such as nuclear physics and engineering, environmental and biomedical engineering, and medical physics and radiological science, the knowledge to design their own systems, optimize available systems or to set up new experiments.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Preface
  4. Acknowledgement
  5. 1 Signal Generation in Radiation Detectors
    1. 1.1 Detector Types
    2. 1.2 Signal Induction Mechanism
    3. 1.3 Pulses from Ionization Detectors
    4. 1.4 Scintillation Detectors
    5. References
  6. 2 Signals, Systems, Noise, and Interferences
    1. 2.1 Pulse Signals: Definitions
    2. 2.2 Operational Amplifiers and Feedback
    3. 2.3 Linear Signal Processing Systems
    4. 2.4 Noise and Interference
    5. 2.5 Signal Transmission
    6. 2.6 Logic Circuits
    7. References
  7. 3 Preamplifiers
    1. 3.1 Background
    2. 3.2 Charge‐Sensitive Preamplifiers
    3. 3.3 Current‐Sensitive Preamplifiers
    4. 3.4 Voltage‐Sensitive Preamplifiers
    5. 3.5 Noise in Preamplifier Systems
    6. 3.6 ASIC Preamplifiers
    7. 3.7 Preamplifiers for Scintillation Detectors
    8. 3.8 Detector Bias Supplies
    9. References
  8. 4 Energy Measurement
    1. 4.1 Generals
    2. 4.2 Amplitude Fluctuations
    3. 4.3 Amplifier/Shaper
    4. 4.4 Pulse Amplitude Analysis
    5. 4.5 Dead Time
    6. 4.6 ASIC Pulse Processing Systems
    7. References
  9. 5 Pulse Counting and Current Measurements
    1. 5.1 Background
    2. 5.2 Pulse Counting Systems
    3. 5.3 Current Mode Operation
    4. 5.4 ASIC Systems for Radiation Intensity Measurement
    5. 5.5 Campbell’s Mode Operation
    6. References
  10. 6 Timing Measurements
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Time Pick‐Off Techniques
    3. 6.3 Time Interval Measuring Devices
    4. 6.4 Timing Performance of Different Detectors
    5. References
  11. 7 Position Sensing
    1. 7.1 Position Readout Concepts
    2. 7.2 Individual Readout
    3. 7.3 Charge Division Methods
    4. 7.4 Risetime Method
    5. 7.5 Delay‐Line Method
    6. References
  12. 8 Pulse‐Shape Discrimination
    1. 8.1 Principles of Pulse‐Shape Discrimination
    2. 8.2 Amplitude‐Based Methods
    3. 8.3 Zero‐Crossing Method
    4. 8.4 Risetime Measurement Method
    5. 8.5 Comparison of Pulse‐Shape Discrimination Methods
    6. References
  13. 9 Introduction to Digital Signals and Systems
    1. 9.1 Background
    2. 9.2 Digital Signals
    3. 9.3 ADCs
    4. 9.4 Digital Signal Processing
    5. References
  14. 10 Digital Radiation Measurement Systems
    1. 10.1 Digital Systems
    2. 10.2 Energy Spectroscopy Applications
    3. 10.3 Pulse Timing Applications
    4. 10.4 Digital Pulse‐Shape Discrimination
    5. References
  15. Index
  16. End User License Agreement