Main topics that we would like to touch in this Workshop are
· Introduction to the basics of Ge detectors
· History of Ge detectors
· Production of Ge detectors: Planar, coaxial, segmented detectors
· Cryostats and vacuum issues
· Properties and test procedures of Ge detectors
· Diagnosis of failures and strategies for repairs
· Specific problems of different detector types: standard n-type, p-type, Clover detectors, segmented detectors and encapsulated detectors (MINIBALL, AGATA).