Applications in Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Industry; X-ray and Gamma Ray Detectors 1; Medical Applications of Position Sensitive Detectors 2
- Paul Richard Newman (University of Birmingham (GB))
- Konstantin Stefanov (University of Oxford (GB))
Inspection of ageing, reinforced concrete structures is a world-wide
challenge. Existing evaluation techniques in civil and structural engineering have limited penetration depth and don’t allow to precisely ascertain the configuration of reinforcement within large concrete objects. The big challenge for critical infrastructure (bridges, dams, dry
docks, nuclear bioshields etc.) is...
Treatment planning systems for proton therapy require accurate information about stopping power ratio (SPR), relative to water, of the biological tissues the patients are made of. This information, in the present clinical practice, are extracted from X-rays computed tomography (X-CT) images. In this context the inaccuracy introduced in the conversion between Hounsfield Units (HU) and SPR maps...
Based on LGAD technology, a fast proton counter prototype is being developed for the online monitoring of the fluence rate of therapeutic proton beams. The laboratory characterization of dedicated LGAD sensors segmented in strips covering an area of 2.7x2.7 cm^2 is reported.
The LGAD sensor is segmented into 146 strips (160 um width, 26260 um length, 180 um pitch, 2 strips...