# Reference for solid state particle detector

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

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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. – dmckee Jun 22 '11 at 14:58

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.

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I found this book pretty useful during studies: