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Electrical Counting
With Special Reference to Counting Alpha and Beta Particles

  • Date Published: May 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316611760


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  • Originally published in 1942, this book was written by the renowned physicist and nuclear scientist Wilfrid Bennett Lewis (1908–87). The text presents an account regarding the technique of electrical counting and its role as an essential aid for research in nuclear physics, reflecting the discoveries of Lewis and his contemporaries at the Cavendish Laboratory. References are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the writings of Lewis, nuclear physics and the history of science.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316611760
    • length: 154 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.22kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Ionization by single particles
    2. Counting ionization chambers
    3. Limitations of amplifiers
    4. Design of amplifiers
    5. Oscillograph recording
    6. Feedback and stabilizers
    7. Mixing circuits, triggered circuits and discriminators
    8. Recording counters
    9. Geiger–Müller tube counters
    10. Statistics of random distributions
    11. Coincidence counting
    12. Energy determinations from range measurements

  • Author

    W. B. Lewis

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