Author: Ensinger, W.
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TUPG70 Test of the Imaging Properties of Inorganic Scintillation Screens Using Fast and Slow Extracted Ion Beams 516
  • A. Lieberwirth, P. Forck, O.K. Kester, S. Lederer, T. Sieber, B. Walasek-Höhne
    GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  • W. Ensinger, S. Lederer, A. Lieberwirth
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
  • P. Forck, O.K. Kester
    IAP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  Funding: Work supported by BMBF, contract number 05P12RDRBJ
Inorganic scintillation screens are a common transverse profile diagnostics tool for beams extracted from the heavy ion synchrotron SIS18 at GSI. Detailed investigations concerning light output, profile reproduction and spectral emission were performed for phosphor screens P43 and P46, single crystal YAG:Ce, alumina ceramics and Chromium-doped alumina (Chromox). The screens were irradiated with several ion species from proton to Uranium. The particle energy was 300 MeV/u at intensities in the range from some 106 to 1010 particles per pulse, using either fast extraction (1μsecond duration) or slow extraction (some 100 ms duration). The light output coincides for both extraction types, i.e. no significant saturation was observed. For all materials the optical emission spectrum is independent on the ion species or beam intensities. Radiation hardness tests were performed with up to 1012 accumulated ions: The phosphor P46 as well as YAG:Ce shows no significant decrease of light output, while for P43 and Chromox a decrease by 5 to 15 % was measured. These results will trigger the choice of the standard screens installed at the FAIR facility.
DOI • reference for this paper ※ DOI:10.18429/JACoW-IBIC2016-TUPG70  
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