# Reference for solid state particle detector

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I'm looking for a good introductory text on solid state devices for particle detection.
Thanks a lot.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:59 (UCT), posted by SE-user AlbertH

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The place to start is the Particle Data Book chapters on detection. Go to pdg.lbl.gov/2011/reviews/contents_sports.html, select the "experimental methods" button and start reading.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:59 (UCT), posted by SE-user dmckee

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In Gilmore's book:

http://www.amazon.com/Single-Particle-Detection-Measurement-Gilmore/dp/0850667550

Chapter 5 is on solid state ionization and it's use in detectors. That was hanging around the lab when I was working in particle physics. I'd give that one a try. It's a bit old these days but the principles are there.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:59 (UCT), posted by SE-user unclejamil
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I found this book pretty useful during studies:

Detectors for particle radiation (Konrad Kleinknecht)

It covers a lot of different detector types, and also has some chapters on solid state detectors, from the basics (particles in matter, semiconductors) up to how to build a detector out of it, if I recall correctly.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:59 (UCT), posted by SE-user jdm
answered Aug 4, 2011 by (55 points)

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