Evaluation of a GEM and CAT-based detector for radiation therapy beam monitoring
2000 (English)In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, Vol. 454, no 1, 136-141 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We are developing a radiation therapy beam monitor for the Karolinska Institute. This monitor will consist of two consecutive detectors confined in one gas chamber: a keV-photon detector, which will allow diagnostic quality visualization of the patient, and a MeV-photon detector, that will measure the absolute intensity of the therapy beam and its position with respect to the patient. Both detectors are based on highly radiation resistant gas and solid photon to electron converters, combined with GEMs and a CAT as amplification structures. We have performed systematic studies of the high-rate characteristics of the GEM and the CAT, as well as tested the electron transfer through these electron multipliers and various types of converters. The tests show that the GEM and the CAT satisfy all requirements for the beam monitoring system. As a result of these studies we successfully developed and tested a full section of the beam monitor equipped with a MeV-photon converter placed between the GEM and the CAT.
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2000. Vol. 454, no 1, 136-141 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-20180DOI: 10.1016/S0168-9002(00)00815-9ISI: 000165513900012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-20180DiVA: diva2:338873
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