The Physics of Particle Detectors


The Physics of Particle Detectors
Lecture & Journal Club (SS 2011)

Prof. H.-C. Schultz-Coulon
Prof. J. Stachel

Physik. Institut,Philosophenweg 12, gHS
Mondays, 9:15 - 11:00 - 1 am

Journal Club
Fridays, 1 pm
[Philosophenweg 12, KHs]

The course will cover the physics of particle detectors. It will introduce the experimental techniques used in nuclear and particle physics and describe the layout and functionality of modern HEP experiments. The lecture includes the interaction of particles with matter, scintillators and time-of-flight detectors, the principle of gas chambers, silicon detectors, modern calorimetry and detectors for particle identification. Large detector systems as used at accelerators like HERA, the LHC and the Tevatron will also be discussed.

Organizational Issues
Introduction [11.04.11]
Interactions of Particles with Matter I                     [18.04.11]
Interactions of Particles with Matter II                     [02.05.11]
Scintillation Detectors                   [09.05.11]
Semiconductor Detectors I                   [16.05.11]
Semiconductor Detectors II                   [23.05.11]
Gas Detectors I                   [30.05.11]
Gas Detectors II                   [06.06.11]
Calorimetry I                   [20.06.11]
Calorimetry II                   [27.06.11]
Particle Identification                   [04.07.11]
Detecting Neutrals ...                   [11.07.11]
K.Kleinknecht: Detectors for Particle Radiation, Cambridge
C.Grupen: Particle Detectors, Cambridge
W.R.Leo: Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments, Springer

C.W.Fabjan and J.E.Pilcher, Instrumentation in elementary particle physics, World Scientific
T.Ferbel, Techniques and concepts of high energy physics, Nato Advanced Study Institute Series
T.Ferbel, Experimental Techniques in High Energy Physics
F.Sauli, Instrumentation in High Energy Physics, World Scientific

R.Wigmans: Calorimetry: Energy Measurement in Particle Physics, Clarendon Press
W.Blum und L.Rolandi, Particle Detection with Drift Chambers, Springer

Earlier Lectures on Particle Detectors:
Physics of Particle Detectors (SS 2010)
Detectors in Nuclear and Particle Physics (SS 2009)
Detektoren in der Kern- und Teilchenphysik (SS 2006)
Detektoren in der Elementarteilchenphysik (SS 2006)
Detektoren (Skript; SS 2003)

Review of Particle Physics
SLAC Online Particle Physics Information
The Particle Detector Brief Book