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Diagnostics and Dosimetry Solutions for Multidisciplinary Applications at the ELIMAIA Beamline

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Institute of Physics ASCR, v.v.i. (FZU), ELI-Beamlines Project, 18221 Prague, Czech Republic
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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, 95123 Catania, Italy
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Centre for Plasma Physics, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK
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National Physical Laboratory, CMES Medical Radiation Science, Teddington TW110LW, UK
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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(9), 1415; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8091415
Received: 7 July 2018 / Revised: 6 August 2018 / Accepted: 13 August 2018 / Published: 21 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration)
ELI (Extreme Light Infrastructure) multidisciplinary applications of laser-ion acceleration (ELIMAIA) is one the user facilities beamlines of the ELI-Beamlines facility in Prague. It will be dedicated to the transport of laser-driven ion beams and equipped with detectors for diagnostics and dosimetry, in order to carry out experiments for a broad range of multidisciplinary applications. One of the aims of the beamline is also to demonstrate the feasibility of these peculiar beams for possible medical applications, which means delivering controllable and stable beams, properly monitoring their transport parameters and accurately measuring the dose per shot. To fulfil this task, innovative systems of charged particle beam diagnostics have been realized and alternative approaches for relative and absolute dosimetry have been proposed. Concerning the first one, real-time diagnostic solutions have been adopted, involving the use of time-of-flight techniques and Thomson parabola spectrometry for an on-line characterization of the ion beam parameters, as well as radiochromic films, nuclear track detectors (typically CR39), and image plates for single shot measurements. For beam dosimetry, real-time beam/dose monitoring detectors have been realized, like the secondary emission monitor and a double-gap ionization chamber, which can be cross calibrated against a Faraday cup, used for absolute dosimetry. The main features of these detectors are reported in this work together with a description of their working principle and some preliminary tests. View Full-Text
Keywords: laser-driven ion; on-line diagnostics; dosimetry; multidisciplinary application; medical application laser-driven ion; on-line diagnostics; dosimetry; multidisciplinary application; medical application
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Scuderi, V.; Amato, A.; Amico, A.G.; Borghesi, M.; Cirrone, G.A.P.; Cuttone, G.; Fajstavr, A.; Giuffrida, L.; Grepl, F.; Korn, G.; Larosa, G.; Leanza, R.; Margarone, D.; Milluzzo, G.; Petringa, G.; Pipek, J.; Russo, A.; Schillaci, F.; Velyhan, A.; Romano, F. Diagnostics and Dosimetry Solutions for Multidisciplinary Applications at the ELIMAIA Beamline. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 1415.

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