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Non-invasive beam diagnostics for a 60 MeV proton beam
T Cybulski (Cockcroft Inst. and Liverpool U.)
CP Welsch (Cockcroft Inst. and Liverpool U.)
T Jones (Cockcroft Inst. and ASTeC)
Hadron therapy has proven to be a very sophisticated and precise technique in cancer treatment. A particular advantage of hadron therapy is the precise dose distribution, which can be limited exactly to the tumour volume, thus decreasing the dose in the nearby organs. Work on detectors for quality assurance of the proton beam at the Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology (CCO) has been started in the QUASAR Group. As a core element, the LHCb VELO (VErtex LOcator) detector is being adopted as a non-invasive beam current and beam position monitor. The mechanical design for integrating this detector in the treatment beam line has been finalized and will be presented in this contribution. In addition, a Faraday Cup has been designed and optimized in FLUKA simulations for the 60 MeV proton beam available at CCO. In this contribution results from the Faraday Cup design optimisation will be presented together with a description of the VELO detector setup.
Paper In Conference Proceedings
In 2012 Beam Instrumentation Workshop (BIW12), Virginia, USA, 15-19 Apr 2012, (2012).
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