ERIC Number: ED055811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Atomic Particle Detection, Understanding the Atom Series.
This booklet is one of the booklets in the "Understanding the Atom Series" published by the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission for high school science teachers and their students. The instruments used to detect both particles and electromagnetic radiation that emerge from the nucleus are described. The counters reviewed include ionization chambers, scintillation counters, semiconductor detectors, Cerenkov counters, time-of-flight measurement, and coincidence counting. Track-forming detectors considered include cloud chambers, bubble chambers, spark chambers, nuclear photographic emulsions, and plastic detectors. The use of computers in particle detection is discussed. The appendix provides instructions for building a simple diffusion cloud chamber. Numerous photographs and diagrams are utilized and a list of suggested references is included. (PR)
Descriptors: Atomic Theory, Instructional Materials, Laboratory Equipment, Laboratory Techniques, Measurement Equipment, Nuclear Physics, Radiation, Resource Materials, Secondary School Science
USAEC, P. O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, TN. Div. of Technical Information.