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Particle detector

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In experimental particle physics, a particle detector is a device used to track and identify high-energy particles, such as produced by nuclear decay, cosmic radiation, or reactions in a particle accelerator. Detectors designed for modern accelerators are huge, both in size and in cost. The notion counter is often used instead of detector.

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Types of detectors

Modern particle detectors are constructed from several of these types, often arranged similar to the layers of an onion. Each type forms a subsystem of the complete particle detector.

Installations of particle detectors

At Colliders

Without Colliders

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