Elementary Particles

Elementary Particles

Science, Technology, and Society

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Editor: Luke Yuan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155786

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Elementary Particles: Science, Technology, and Society is a comprehensive review of some important developments in science and technology in relation to the study of particle physics. The book covers topics such as particle physics - its theory and experimentation, apparatuses, arguments, and speculations; elementary particle interactions in astrophysics; and the interaction of particle research with chemistry. Topics also include the application of accelerated particles in biological research; possible uses of ionizing radiations in radiotherapy; and interactions between elementary particle research and engineering. The text is recommended for particle physicists who would like to know more about the applications of their expertise in the fields of astrophysics, chemistry, biology, medicine, and engineering.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    List of Contributors


    CHAPTER 1. Science, Physics, and Particle Physics

    I. Introduction

    II. Science

    III. Physics, the Science of Forces

    IV. The Branches of Physics

    V. Particle Physics, Frontier with the Unknown

    VI. Particle Physics, Theory and Experimentation

    VII. Particle Physics Apparatus

    VIII. Arguments for Particle Physics

    IX. Some Speculations

    X. Summary

    XI. Conclusion

    CHAPTER 2. Elementary Particle Interactions in Astrophysics

    I. Introduction

    II. Nuclear Astrophysics

    III. Matter in the Universe

    IV. Prospects

    General References

    CHAPTER 3. High-Energy Interactions in Space

    I. Introduction

    II. Radiation

    III. Targets

    IV. Interaction

    V. Nuclear Data

    VI. Measurement of Interaction Products


    CHAPTER 4. Interaction of Elementary Particle Research with Chemistry

    I. Nuclear Chemistry with High-Energy Accelerators

    II. Other Research Stimulated by High-Energy Reaction Studies


    CHAPTER 5. Accelerated Particles in Biological Research

    I. Introduction

    II. Natural Protection of Living Organisms

    III. Physical Penetration of Accelerated Particles

    IV. Relationship of Brain Organization to Brain Function

    V. The First Experiments with Beams Localized in the Pituitary Gland

    VI. Studies on Tumors of the Endocrine System

    VII. Cancer Therapy versus Cancer Induction

    VIII. Localized Radiation Studies in Various Nervous Structures

    IX. Particles with a High Rate of Energy Loss

    X. Heavy Particles in Cancer Therapy

    XI. Specialized Techniques

    XII. The Future



    CHAPTER 6. Possible Use of Densely Ionizing Radiations in Radiotherapy

    I. Introduction

    II. Cellular Responses to Exposure to High LET Radiations

    III. High LET Radiations in Radiotherapy

    IV. Illustrative Radiobiological Experiments

    V. Summary


    CHAPTER 7. Interactions between Elementary Particle Research and Engineering

    I. Introduction

    II. Review of Accelerator History

    III. High-Voltage Technique

    IV. Sources of X Rays and Other Types of Radiation

    V. Vacuum Tubes for High Power Levels

    VI. Vacuum Technique

    VII. Magnet Design

    VIII. Design of Rotating Machines

    IX. Ferrites

    X. Scalers and Computers

    XI. Radiation

    XII. Pattern Recognition

    XIII. Remote Handling

    XIV. Superconducting Devices

    XV. Conclusion

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 326
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155786

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