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Ionisation and Multiple Scattering

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Abstract

The detection of particles is possible through their energy loss in the material of the detector. In other words, in order to be detected a particle must interact with the material of the detector, and in doing so it must transfer energy in some form that can be recognised. The content of this chapter focuses on the energy loss of an heavy charged particle through scattering by atomic electrons, and the consequent ionisation of the medium. The same mechanism underpins the principles of the detectors described in Chaps.  7 9.

Keywords

Energy Loss Heavy Particle Bragg Peak Incident Particle Atomic Electron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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