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Semiconductor Detectors

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Abstract

Semiconductor detectors work, broadly speaking, using the same principles of gaseous and liquid ionisation detectors, but the active medium is denser and in solid state and the ionisation potential of semiconductors is about 10 times smaller than in gases. Semiconductor-based devices are the detectors of choice for precision vertex and tracking detection with high spatial resolution, and for energy measurements with high resolution in high energy physics.

Keywords

Reverse Bias Semiconductor Detector Pixel Detector Depletion Zone Position Resolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyQueen Mary University of LondonLondonUK

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