|Publisher:||Ane Books Pvt. Ltd.|
|No. of Pages:||244|
About the Book :-
This book will be useful for the Engineering and Science graduates, postgraduates and researchers of various universities in India and abroad. This book concentrates on the techniques concerned with the detection and measurement of radioactivity. In order to appreciate the subject, law of decay of radioactivity, type of decay, interaction of radiation with matter are dealt with appropriately. It brings the difference between ionization counter, scintillation counter and solid state detector. Statistics of counting is enumerated and effort is made to make the reader aware that there is a difference between an ordinary chemical laboratory and a radiochemical one. At the end various possible problems related to counting are mentioned.
About the Authors :-
Prof. Maheshwar Sharon , after completing his graduation from India in 1960, went to England and obtained: Postgraduate Advance Diploma in Nuclear Power, from Strachclyde University, Glasgow (1962), Postgraduate Diploma (Radiochemistry), Leicester Polytechnic (1964) and Ph.D. from Leicester University (1967). At Manchester University and Bolton Institute of Technology, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow where he studied (n,) reactions using University Research Thermal Reactor at
Risely, UK. After a brief spell at Himachal and Pune Universities respectively, he joined as a Professor in Chemistry at IIT, Bombay, in 1978 and retired in 2003. There after he joined Birla College, Kalyan as an Adjunct Professor and started a Nanotechnology Research Center.
He was awarded Prof. Emeritus (CSIR) 2003-2005. He is now Prof. Emeritus awarded by UGC. He has been awarded the Man of the Year 1990, 1992, 1994 and 1996 by AB Inc, USA and is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, London (1965-2003) . He has more than 150 research publications in National and International journals. He has many International research collaborations, namely with Japan, France and UK (with Prof. H. W. Kroto, FRS, Nobel Laureate).
Dr. Madhuri Sharon , a Ph.D. from University of Leicester (1969), she has more than four decades of teaching and research experience. She also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Bolton Institute of Technology, UK and joined Bolton Technical College, UK, as a teaching faculty. After returning to India, she joined as CSIR Pool Officer and worked at Sabour Agricultural University and Central Potato Research Institute. She joined as a Lecturer in Botany, University of Pune in 1973, where apart from teaching Masters students she carried out research for 7 years. She has held senior positions in the Industries like Gufic (as a Vice-President) and Reliance Industries (as Director).
In 2004, she has started her own company Monad Nanotech Pvt. Ltd.; first Indian company to commercially produce Carbon Nano Materials. Moreover, she has joined as Adjunct Professor, Birla College, Kalyan, where she is guiding 10 students for Ph.D.
She has more than 70 research publications in National and International journals; and has 7 patents to her credit.