10. Sources, Sensors, and Detection Methods

  1. Robert M. Metzger

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118195598.ch10

The Physical Chemist's Toolbox

The Physical Chemist's Toolbox

How to Cite

Metzger, R. M. (2012) Sources, Sensors, and Detection Methods, in The Physical Chemist's Toolbox, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118195598.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470889251

Online ISBN: 9781118195598

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Keywords:

  • source, sensors, detection methods in improved detection;
  • Cherenkov and synchrotron radiation, Bremsstrahlung;
  • LEDs, and inorganic, organic, polymeric

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Cosmic Rays

  • Source: Isotopes and Fission Energy Sources

  • Source: Solar Energy

  • Source: Earth-Based Nuclear Fusion

  • Source: Photovoltaic Cells

  • X-Rays

  • Cherenkov and Synchrotron Radiation, Bremsstrahlung

  • Conventional Light Sources

  • Microwave Sources

  • Masers and Lasers

  • Lightning

  • St. Elmo's Fire

  • Aurora Borealis

  • Fireflies (Why not? They are a Source of Some Light)

  • ARCS and Sparks

  • Flames

  • Light-Emitting Diodes: Inorganic, Organic, and Polymeric

  • Chemical Explosives and High-Energy Compounds

  • Storage Batteries and Electrochemical Cells

  • Generation of High Voltages

  • Time Sensors

  • Mass Sensors

  • Temperature Sensors

  • Pressure Sensors

  • Heat Capacities

  • Photographic Plates and Films

  • Wilson Cloud Chamber and Glaser H2 Bubble Chamber

  • Scintillation Counter

  • Geiger–Müller Counter

  • Proportional Counters

  • Spark Chamber

  • Photomultipliers

  • X-Ray Area Detectors (Array Detectors)

  • X-Ray and Infrared Fluoroscopy and Image Intensifiers

  • Direct Semiconductor Detectors

  • Charge-Coupled Devices

  • Photoelectric Cells

  • Interferometers

  • Superconducting Quantum Interference Device Magnetometers

  • Absorption Wavemeter

  • Magnetometers

  • Voltage Sensors

  • Slits and Bandwidth

  • Noise

  • Phase-Sensitive Detectionorlock-In Amplifiers

  • Heterodyne Detection

  • Derivative Detection

  • References