Accession Number:

AD0707095

Title:

FANO FACTOR FACT AND FALLACY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

By definition, the Fano factor F is an intrinsic material constant which reflects the ultimate detector resolution. The paper points out the difficulties associated with Fano factor measurements attempts to clarify the mechanisms of some apparently anomalous behavior frequently observed in solid state detectors presents some new experimental results for F in silicon and germanium and derives a phenomological model for the average energy expended to produce an electron-hole pair epsilon, which is then used to predict semitheoretical values of F.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE