Semiconductor Detector Systems available in Hardcover
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- Oxford University Press, USA
Semiconductor sensors patterned at the micron scale combined with custom-designed integrated circuits have revolutionized semiconductor radiation detector systems. Designs covering many square meters with million of signal channels are now commonplace in high-energy physics and the technology is finding its way into many other fields, ranging from astrophysics to experiments at synchrotron light sources and medical imaging. This book is the first to present a comprehensive discussion of the many facets of highly integrated semiconductor detectors systems, covering sensors, signal processing, transistors, and circuits, low-noise electronics, and radiation effects. The diversity of design approaches is illustrated in a chapter describing systems in high-energy physics, astronomy, and astrophysics. Finally, a chapter "Why Things Don't Work" discusses common pitfalls. Profusely illustrated, this book includes comprehensive discussions of sensors, signal processing, and electronics. Including fine tutorial material, it provides a unique reference in a key area of modern science.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Series:||Series on Semiconductor Science and Technology Series , #12|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
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PhD 1974 in nuclear physics at Technical University Munich.
1975-1981 Gesellschaft für Schwerionforschung (GSI), Darmstadt.
Since 1981 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Senior Physicist in the Physics Division.
Extensive experience both as a user and designer of advanced detector systems, primarily in high energy physics. Over two decades experience in developing novel semiconductor detector systems for forefront experiments. Is internationally known for his lectures on detectors, signal processing, and electronics. Has served as a technical and project reviewer for major detectors in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, both for high energy physics and astrophysics experiments.
Table of Contents
1. Detector systems overview
2. Signal formation and acquisition
3. Electronic noise
4. Signal processing
5. Elements of digital electronics and signal processing
6. Transistors and amplifiers
7. Radiation effects
8. Detector systems
9. Why things don't work
A. Semiconductor device technology
B. Phasors and complex algebra in electrical circuits
C. Equivalent circuits
D. Feedback amplifiers
E. The diode equation
F. Electrical effects of impurities and defects
G. Bipolar transistor equations