Physics and Engineering of Radiation Detection
The key to its effectiveness is that each pixel — each about 55 micrometres square, around half the thickness of an average human hair — processes radiation and sends signals independently from all the other pixels, capturing very high levels of detail.
InsightART are using this inherent sensitivity to investigate artworks in a way that was previously only possible using huge synchrotron particle accelerators — which are both rare and hard to access. A standard X-ray of a painting can show underlying detail hidden by the top layer of paint.
Radiation Detection and Instrumentation
Each pigment can be assigned a colour to help with visual analysis, and a filtering process can show only brush strokes made with a specific pigment, such as lead paint. In orbit they accomplish similar tasks.
Meanwhile, down on the ground, Timepix devices are also finding wider uses, including the non-destructive testing of high-performance structures such as aircraft wings, as well as artworks. ESA maintains strong network of BICs across Europe, providing technical and business support to startup companies transferring innovative space technology to terrestrial markets.
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This network has incubated more than startups to date, creating thousands of new jobs and boosting regional economies. Space has become an integrated part of our daily lives. From smartphones to agricultural monitoring, the socio-economic benefits of space activities are so diverse that they are not always so obvious to the general public. ESA focuses this week on what space is doing for the economy, in particular, highlighting the flourishing applications domain and business opportunities.
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Physics and Engineering of Radiation Detection. Syed Naeem Ahmed.
Discusses the experimental techniques and instrumentation used in different detection systems in a very practical way without sacrificing the physics content Provides useful formulae and explains methodologies to solve problems related to radiation measurements Contains many worked-out examples and end-of-chapter problems Detailed discussions on different detection media, such as gases, liquids, liquefied gases, semiconductors, and scintillators Chapters on statistics, data analysis techniques, software for data analysis, and data acquisition systems.
Ahmed has several years of extensive practical experience in the field of radiation detection and measurement. Apart from research and development, Dr.