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Simulation and Testing of Thin Microstrip Silicon Dosimeters for the Microbeam Radiation Therapy

Simulation and Testing of Thin Microstrip Silicon Dosimeters for the Microbeam Radiation Therapy

Category
Journal publication
Abstract
The Micro-Beam Radiation Therapy (MRT) is a promising newly emerged cancer treatment currently under development at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France. Several safety requirements must be complied with, prior to the human clinical trials of the MRT such as the ability to send a signal to the emergency beam shutter in case of any beam anomalies, in order to avoid exposing the patient to excess radiation. This will require a beam monitor that can work under the demanding operating conditions of the MRT. A good candidate for this application is a silicon strip detector. A novel device layout has been proposed and numerical simulations were performed to carry out the optimisation of design and fabrication at SINTEF MiNaLab, Oslo, Norway. Simulation results and preliminary electrical measurements on wafer level are reported and discussed.
Language
English
Author(s)
  • Povoli Marco
  • Alagoz Enver
  • Bravin Alberto
  • Cornelius Iwan
  • Bräuer-Krisch Elke
  • Fournier P.
  • Hansen Thor-Erik
  • Kok Angela
  • Lerch Michael L.F.
  • Monakhov Edouard
  • Morse John
  • Petasecca Marco
  • Requardt Herwig
  • Rosenfeld Anatoly B.
  • Røhrich Dieter
  • Sandaker Heidi
  • Stugu Bjarne
Affiliation
  • University of Oslo
  • University of Bergen
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
  • SINTEF Digital / Microsystems and Nanotechnology
  • University of Oslo
Year
2014
Published in
IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
ISSN
1082-3654
Publisher
IEEE Press