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Toward the use of single crystal diamond based detector for ion-beam therapy microdosimetry

Verona, C.; Magrin, G.; Solevi, P.; Bandorf, M.; Marinelli, M.; Stock, M.; Verona Rinati, G. (2018) Toward the use of single crystal diamond based detector for ion-beam therapy microdosimetry. Radiation Measurements, 110 . pp. 25-31. ISSN 1350-4487

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In this work, the fabrication and characterization of a microdosimeter based on a synthetic single crystal diamond is reported. The microdosimeter is realized by means of both standard photolithography and selective chemical vapor deposition techniques to accurately define its micrometric sensitive volume. Experimental measurements were carried out at the Ruđer Bošković Institute microbeam facility using different particles such as proton, helium, lithium, carbon and oxygen. Ion beam induced charge (IBIC) technique was performed to characterize the microdosimeter response in terms of its charge collection properties. The experimental data were also analyzed by means of Geant4 Monte Carlo simulations. Diamond based microdosimeter shows a well-defined active volume. Homogeneity of the response was estimated of about 7% and linked to structural defects of diamond surface as deduced by AFM inspection. The detector response shows a good linear behaviors for different kind and energy ions indicating that the detector is suitable for measuring a wide range of particles and LET i.e. 100÷3000 keV/μm. Finally, microdosimetric capabilities of the diamond based microdosimeter were preliminarily tested in low LET radiation fields (i.e. protons beam).

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Additional Information: This project has been partially supported by the H2020 project AIDA-2020, GA no. 654168: AIDA-2020-RBI-2016-01; user group leader Dr. Claudio Verona Erasmus grant and the travel to the Ruder Boskovie Institute of one of the authors (M. Bandorf) was sponsored by Luca Tagliapietra with the company Helivertex.
Uncontrolled Keywords: single crystal diamond based detector; ion-beam therapy; microdosimetry
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics
Divisions: Division of Experimental Physics
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
Advanced European Infrastructures for Detectors at Accelerators-AIDA-2020Stjepko Fazinić (IRB)654168EK
Depositing User: Stjepko Fazinić
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2020 08:56
DOI: 10.1016/j.radmeas.2018.02.001

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