Although elemental semiconductors such as silicon and germanium are standard for energy dispersive spectroscopy in the laboratory, their use for an increasing range of applications is becoming marginalized by their physical limitations, namely the need for ancillary cooling, their modest stopping powers, and radiation intolerance. Compound semicond

Semiconductors. Growth Techniques. Detector Fabrication. Contacting Systems. Radiation Detection and Measurement. Present Detection Systems. Improving Performance. Appendices.