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Scintillation Counters and Photomultiplier Tubes

Introduction

Examples from High Energy Physics experiments

  at particle accelerators

Hodoscope -- an array of several counters covering

                  a large area

Veto counters -- for particles you don’t want to

                  measure

Calorimetry -- measuring a particle’s total energy

Triggering -- a fast signal which indicates an

                        interesting event to record

Examples from cosmic ray experiments

CASA

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