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Course: Detectors in Particle Physics

Department/Abbreviation: SLO/DIZFC

Year: 2020

Guarantee: 'prof. RNDr. Miroslav Mašláň, CSc.'

Annotation: The aim is to provide students with basic knowledge on principles of particle detection in both low and high energy applications.

Course review:
1. Basics of gamma and roentgen radiation detection. 2. Gas, scintilation and semiconductor detectors - physical principles, primary signal processing, charge sensitive amplifiers. 3. Principles of charge and neutral particles registration, passage of particles through matter, Bethe-Bloch formula, ionization and radiation losses, radiation length, Moliere radius, nuclear interation length. 4. Cherenkov detectors, tracking and calorimetry (resolution, compenzation), semiconductor trackers. 5. The ATLAS detector as a collection of detecting devices at the LHC akcelerátor at CERN. Methods of neutrinos and dark matter detection.