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Title: Nobel physics prize to Charpak for inventing particle detectors

This article describes the work of Georges Charpak of France leading to his receipt of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Physics. The Nobel Prize was awarded to Charpak [open quotes]for his invention and development of particle detectors, in particular the multiwire proportional chamber.[close quotes] Historical aspects of Charpak's life and research are given.
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OSTI Identifier:
6599086
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics Today; (United States); Journal Volume: 46:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CHARGED PARTICLE DETECTION; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS; AWARDS; MULTIWIRE PROPORTIONAL CHAMBERS; DESIGN; BETA DETECTION; BUBBLE CHAMBERS; NUCLEAR PHYSICS; DETECTION; GAS TRACK DETECTORS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; PHYSICS; PROPORTIONAL COUNTERS; RADIATION DETECTION; RADIATION DETECTORS 440104* -- Radiation Instrumentation-- High Energy Physics Instrumentation