Evaluation of a PTW diamond detector for electron beam measurements

  • Heydarian M
  • Hoban P
  • Beckham W
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Abstract

A PTW Riga diamond detector has been evaluated for use in electron beam dosimetry, by comparing results with those obtained using a diode (Scandihonix p s i) and an ionization chamber (Scanditronix RK). The directional response of the diamond at 6 MeV and 15 MeV is more uniform than that of the dioide, but for both detecton there is a dip in response when the beam axis is perpendicular to the detector stem. Spatial resolution of the diode detector, measured beneath a 2 m m wide slit, is slightly better than that of the diamond detector with detector stems both parallel and perpendicular to the beam axis. Diamond and diode depth-dose curves both agree well with corrected ionization chamber results at I5 MeV, while at 6 MeV the diamond is in better ageement. This indicates that the diode provides better spatial resolution than the diamond for measuring profiles, but the diamond is preferable for low-energy depth-iose measurements.

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Authors

  • M. Heydarian

  • P. W. Hoban

  • W. A. Beckham

  • I. M. Borchardt

  • A. H. Beddoe

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