Basic Principles of a Silicon Detector

  • Frank Hartmann
Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 275)


This chapter introduces the basic silicon properties and their technical application to set the scene and provide understanding of the silicon sensors functionality. The writing concentrates on examples of detectors used in particle physics experiments – in the High Energy Physics HEP. It also describes the working principle of silicon sensors as particle detectors, together with an explanation of their production processes and design parameter considerations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)Eggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany

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