First Steps with Silicon Sensors: NA11 (Proof of Principle)

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


Around 1943 in the very early dawn of time, at least with respect to ionising semiconductor nuclear detectors, P.J. Van Heerden in Utrecht was concluding that a crystal being able to react to photons via the photoelectric effect could also be sensitive to \(\beta \) and \(\alpha \) particles [142, 341].

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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