Author: Calvi, G.M.A.
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TUPG68 Study of the Radiation Damage on a Scintillating Fibers Based Beam Profile Monitor 512
  • E. Rojatti, G.M.A. Calvi, L. Lanzavecchia, A. Parravicini, C. Viviani
    CNAO Foundation, Milan, Italy
  The Scintillating Fibers Harp (SFH) monitors are the beam profile detectors used in the High Energy Beam Transfer (HEBT) lines of the CNAO (Centro Nazionale Adroterapia Oncologica, Italy) machine. The use of scintillating fibers coupled with a high-resolution CCD camera makes the detector of simple architecture and with high performances (less than 0.5mm resolution and 50Hz frame rate); on the other hand, fibers radiation damage shall be faced after some years of operation. The damage appears in multiple ways, as efficiency loss in light production, delayed light emission, attenuation length reduction. The work presents measurements and analysis performed to understand the phenomenon, in such a way to deal with it as best as possible. The connection between dose rate, integral dose and damage level is investigated as well as the possible recovery after a period of no irradiation. The influence of the damage effects on profiles reconstruction and beam parameters calculation is studied. Data elaboration is modified in such a way to compensate radiation damage effects and protract the SFH lifetime, before the major intervention of fibers replacement. Methods and results are discussed.  
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DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IBIC2016-TUPG68  
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