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Semiconductor Radiation Detectors

Device Physics

  • First book on semiconductor radiation detectors which covers new developments including the important subject of radiation damage


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

    1. Gerhard Lutz
      Pages 1-3
  3. Semiconductor Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Gerhard Lutz
      Pages 7-38
    3. Gerhard Lutz
      Pages 39-75
  4. Semiconductor Detectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Gerhard Lutz
      Pages 79-93
    3. Gerhard Lutz
      Pages 153-227
    4. Gerhard Lutz
      Pages 239-258
    5. Gerhard Lutz
      Pages 259-266
    6. Gerhard Lutz
      Pages 267-311
    7. Gerhard Lutz
      Pages 313-331
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 333-353

About this book


Starting from basic principles, the autor, whose own contributions to these developments have been significant, describes the rapidly growing field of modern semiconductor detectors used for energy and position measurement radiation. This development was stimulated by requirements in elementary particle physics where it has led to important scientific discoveries. It has now spread to many other fields of science and technology. The book is written in a didactic way and includes an introduction to semiconductor physics. The working principles of semiconductor radiation detectors are explained in an intuitive way, followed by formal quantitative analysis. Broad coverage is also given to electronic signal readout and to the subject of radiation damage. The book is the first to comprehensively cover the semiconductor radiation detectors currently in use. It is useful as a teaching guide and as a reference work for research and applications.


Particle Physics Signal electronics semiconductor simulation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Semiconductor Laboratory of the Max-Planck-Institutes for Physics and Extraterrestrial PhysicsMunichGermany

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From the reviews:

“(This) book is the first comprehensive review specifically oriented to applications of planar silicon technology for radiation detectors and front-end electronics. ... This book has a lot of useful problems, with solutions, which encourage deeper understanding of detector technologies.”
(A. Rozenfeld, The Physicist, 2000)