496 pages | 280 B/W Illus.
Bringing together material scattered across many disciplines, Semiconductor Radiation Detectors providesreaders with aconsolidated source of information on the properties of a wide range of semiconductors; their growth, characterization and the fabrication of radiation sensors with emphasis on the X- and gamma-ray regimes. It explores the promise and limitations of both the traditional and new generation of semiconductors and discusses where the future in semiconductor development and radiation detection may lie.
The purpose of this book is two-fold; firstly to serve as a text book for those new to the field of semiconductors and radiation detection and measurement, and secondly as a reference book for established researchers working in related disciplines within physics and engineering.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Radiation and its detection - An historical perspective
Chapter 2. Semiconductors
Chapter 3. Crystal Structure
Chapter 4. Growth Techniques
Chapter 5. Contacting Systems
Chapter 6. Detector Fabrication
Chapter 7. Detector Characterization
Chapter 8. Radiation Detection and Measuerement
Chapter 9. Current Materials used for General Radiation Detection
Chapter 10. Current Materials used for Neutron Detection
Chapter 11. Performance Limiting Factors
Chapter 12. Improving Performance
Chapter 13. Future Directions in Radiation Detection