7 December 2006 Transition radiation detectors: state of art and new developments
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Proceedings Volume 5974, International Conference on Charged and Neutral Particles Channeling Phenomena; 59740Q (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.640001
Event: International Conference on Charged and Neutral Particles Channeling Phenomena, 2004, Rome, Italy
Abstract
Transition radiation (TR) is emitted whenever a fast particle (γ > 1000) crosses the boundaries of a periodic structure. Since the prediction of this effect, many studies and tests have been accomplished to understand both the features of this radiation and the eventual practical applications. Nowadays. the main application of TR is particle identification in accelerator physics and astrophysics. Particle identification is one of the most challenging aspect of the experiments performed in these fields. In fact the experimental problems arisen in the recent accelerator physics pose stringent constraints on the detectors due to the high rates, severe background conditions, event final state complexity. On the other hand, the cosmic ray physics requires in some cases simple but refined and reliable devices to be used in outer space or otherwise huge and stable apparata for surface and underground laboratories. After a brief presentation of the TR phenomenon produced by ultrarelativistic particles and relative detectors, the state of the art of this particle identification technique relative to the more recent TRDs will be discussed.
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M. N. Mazziotta, M. N. Mazziotta, M. Brigida, M. Brigida, C. Favuzzi, C. Favuzzi, P. Fusco, P. Fusco, F. Gargano, F. Gargano, N. Giglietto, N. Giglietto, F. Giordano, F. Giordano, F. Loparco, F. Loparco, B. Marangelli, B. Marangelli, N. Mirizzi, N. Mirizzi, S. Rainò, S. Rainò, P. Spinelli, P. Spinelli, } "Transition radiation detectors: state of art and new developments", Proc. SPIE 5974, International Conference on Charged and Neutral Particles Channeling Phenomena, 59740Q (7 December 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.640001; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.640001
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