This volume addresses four major topical areas: imaging detectors for astrophysics application, noble liquid compound, medical application and high energy application. Noble liquid and scintillating fibre technology, which opened a new era in high-spatial (energy) resolution, high-speed detection of charged particles and gamma rays, is developing further and its application seems to be concentrated in three major directions: astrophysics, high-energy physics and medical imaging. In addition, the book covers new developments in imaging photon detectors, hybrid type (fibre and noble liquid) detectors for WIMP search and several promising techniques for new imaging detectors.
WIMP detection with liquid xenon, J. Park et al; comparison of scintillation yields in liquid Xe and NaI(Il), T. Doke; on a discriminating liquid xenon detector for SUSY dark-matter observation, D. Cline; a high-resolution imaging detector - x-ray monitor for all sky (XMAS), T. Tumer et al; an imaging-calorimeter telescope for electron observation using scintillating fibres, S. Torii et al; structure and mobility of negative ions in dense rare gases, A. Khrapak et al; excess electron mobility in liquid Ar-Kr mixtures, A. Borghesani et al; measurement of non-uniform electric field distribution by KERR effect, K. Arii et al; allene-doped liquid argon calorimeter for isotope identification of relativistic heavy ions, E. Shibamura et al; electron swarm parameters in pure CF4 and its electron collision cross-sections, Y. Nakamura; Monte-Carlo simulation of a coded aperture SPECT apparatus using uniformly redundant arrays, P. Gemmill et al; unique 3-D imaging method for any Compton gamma-detector using adaptive maximum likelihood method, S. Sokolov et al; miniature nuclear emission imaging system for intra-operative applications, M. Tornai et al; scintillating fibre tracking at high luminosities using visible light photon counter readout, M. Atac; the lead/scintillating fibre calorimeter SPACAL of the H1-detector at HERA, K. Zuber; a compact VLPC photon transducer system, D. Koltick; focussing DIRC - a new particle ID device, T. Kamae et al.