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A large area diamond‐based beam tagging hodoscope for ion therapy monitoring

Abstract : The MoniDiam project is part of the French national collaboration CLaRyS (Contrôle en Ligne de l'hAdronthérapie par RaYonnements Secondaires) for on-line monitoring of hadron therapy. It relies on the imaging of nuclear reaction products that is related to the ion range. The goal here is to provide large area beam detectors with a high detection efficiency for carbon or proton beams giving time and position measurement at 100 MHz count rates (beam tagging hodoscope). High radiation hardness and intrinsic electronic properties make diamonds reliable and very fast detectors with a good signal to noise ratio. Commercial Chemical Vapor Deposited (CVD) poly-crystalline, heteroepitaxial and monocrystalline diamonds were studied. Their applicability as a particle detector was investigated using α and β radioactive sources, 95 MeV/u carbon ion beams at GANIL and 8.5 keV X-ray photon bunches from ESRF. This facility offers the unique capability of providing a focused (~1 µm) beam in bunches of 100 ps duration, with an almost uniform energy deposition in the irradiated detector volume, therefore mimicking the interaction of single ions. A signal rise time resolution ranging from 20 to 90 ps rms and an energy resolution of 7 to 9% were measured using diamonds with aluminum disk shaped surface metallization. This enabled us to conclude that polycrystalline CVD diamond detectors are good candidates for our beam tagging hodoscope development. Recently, double-side stripped metallized diamonds were tested using the XBIC (X Rays Beam Induced Current) setup of the ID21 beamline at ESRF which permits us to evaluate the capability of diamond to be used as position sensitive detector. The final detector will consist in a mosaic arrangement of double-side stripped diamond sensors read out by a dedicated fast-integrated electronics of several hundreds of channels. Index Terms— Synthetic diamond detectors, on-line monitoring of hadron therapy, charge collection efficiency, time resolution, integrated fast read out electronics
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M.L. Gallin-Martel, L. Abbassi, A. Bes, G. Bosson, J. Collot, et al.. A large area diamond‐based beam tagging hodoscope for ion therapy monitoring. International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications (ANIMMA 2017), Jun 2017, Liège, Belgium. pp.09005, ⟨10.1051/epjconf/201817009005⟩. ⟨in2p3-01541626⟩



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