Category Archives: Scientific Instruments

Collider: The Search for the World’s Smallest Particles

An accessible look at the hottest topic in physics and the experiments that will transform our understanding of the universe The biggest news in science today is the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle-smasher, and the … Continue reading

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LEP – The Lord of the Collider Rings at CERN 1980-2000: The Making, Operation and Legacy of the World’s Largest Scientific Instrument

Housed by a 4 m diameter tunnel of 27 km circumference, with huge underground labs and numerous surface facilities, and set up with a precision of 0.1 mm per kilometer, the Large Electron-Positron Collider (LEP) was not only the largest … Continue reading

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Beta Beams: Neutrino Beams

The beta-beam concept for the generation of electron neutrino beams was first proposed by Piero Zucchelli in 2002. The idea created quite a stir, challenging the idea that intense neutrino beams only could be produced from the decay of pions … Continue reading

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The Science and Art of Using Telescopes (Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series)

Amateur astronomers have to start somewhere. Most begin by buying a modest astronomical telescope and getting to know the night sky. After a while, many want to move on to the next stage, but this can be problematic. The magazines … Continue reading

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The Quantum Frontier: The Large Hadron Collider

[A] practical attitude is typical of The Quantum Frontier… a useful experimental companion to the many theory-oriented books on particle physics.Physics World

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Charged Particle Traps II: Applications (Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics) (Pt. 2)

This is the second volume of Charged Particle Traps devoted to applications, complementing the first volume‚Äôs comprehensive treatment of the theory and practice of charged particle traps, their many variants and refinements. In recent years, applications of far reaching importance … Continue reading

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Tools of Radio Astronomy (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)

The recent years have seen breathtaking progress in technology, especially in the receiver and digital technologies relevant for radio astronomy, which has at the same time advanced to shorter wavelengths. This is the updated and completely revised 5th edition of … Continue reading

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Scientific Ballooning: Technology and Applications of Exploration Balloons Floating in the Stratosphere and the Atmospheres of Other Planets (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)

The aim of this book is to introduce scientific ballooning to the many people who are interested in the use of balloons for scientific applications. The book offers a basic understanding of the engineering details and the scientific research giving … Continue reading

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Building Scientific Apparatus

Unrivaled in its coverage and unique in its hands-on approach, this practical guide to the design and construction of scientific apparatus, or laboratory instruments, is essential reading for every scientist and student of engineering, and physical, chemical, and biological sciences. … Continue reading

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Scientific Data Management: Challenges, Technology, and Deployment (Chapman & Hall/CRC Computational Science)

Dealing with the volume, complexity, and diversity of data currently being generated by scientific experiments and simulations often causes scientists to waste productive time. Scientific Data Management: Challenges, Technology, and Deployment describes cutting-edge technologies and solutions for managing and analyzing … Continue reading

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