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Author Owens, Alan.

Title Compound semiconductor radiation detectors / Alan Owens
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (xlv, 510 pages)
Series Series in sensors
Sensors series.
Contents Ch. 1. Semiconductors -- ch. 2. Growth techniques -- ch. 3. Detector fabrication -- ch. 4. Contacting systems -- ch. 5. Radiation detection and measurement -- ch. 6. Present detection syndrome -- ch. 7. Improving performance
Summary "Although elemental semiconductors such as silicon and germanium are standard for energy dispersive spectroscopy in the laboratory, their use for an increasing range of applications is becoming marginalized by their physical limitations, namely the need for ancillary cooling, their modest stopping powers, and radiation intolerance. Compound semiconductors, on the other hand, encompass such a wide range of physical and electronic properties that they have become viable competitors in a number of applications. Compound Semiconductor Radiation Detectors is a consolidated source of information on all aspects of the use of compound semiconductors for radiation detection and measurement. Bringing together information scattered across many disciplines, this book summarizes the current status of research in compound semiconductor radiation detectors. It examines the properties, growth, and characterization of compound semiconductors as well as the fabrication of radiation sensors, with particular emphasis on the X- and gamma-ray regimes. It explores the limitations of compound semiconductors and discusses current efforts to improve spectral performances, pointing to where future discoveries may lie. A timely resource for the established researcher, this book serves as a comprehensive and illustrated reference on material science, crystal growth, metrology, detector physics, and spectroscopy. It can also be used as a textbook for those new to the field of compound semiconductors and their application to radiation detection and measurement"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Compound semiconductors.
Gamma ray detectors -- Materials
X-ray diffractometer -- Materials
X-rays -- Measurement -- Materials
Compound semiconductors.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1439873127