Beam hodoscopes based on 32 × 32 square polystyrene scintillating fibres along X/Y, having section 3 × 3 mm2 or 1 × 1 mm2, have been designed and characterised for monitoring low-energy charged particle beams. Each fibre is read by a SiPM and the signal is digitised and analysed off-line. Hodoscopes were exposed to the 60 MeV/c negative muon beam at Port 1 of the RIKEN-RAL muon facility (UK), where they proved to be good to determine the beam profile and its intensity, via a calibration with cosmic muons. Furthermore, the exposition to the calibrated single-proton beam at CNAO (Italy), in the momentum range between 340 MeV/c and 690 MeV/c, provided further calibration in dE/dx and showed the feasibility of the detector as an instrument for proton beam characterisation too. These hodoscopes will be used as negative muon beam monitors for the FAMU experiment at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, but the possibility of using them as a beam monitor in hadron therapy has also been investigated.

Rossini, R., Benocci, R., Bertoni, R., Bonesini, M., Clemenza, M., Menegolli, A., et al. (2023). Characterisation of muon and proton beam monitors based on scintillating fibres with a SiPM read-out. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, 1046(11 January 2023) [10.1016/j.nima.2022.167684].

Characterisation of muon and proton beam monitors based on scintillating fibres with a SiPM read-out

Benocci R.;Clemenza M.;
2023

Abstract

Beam hodoscopes based on 32 × 32 square polystyrene scintillating fibres along X/Y, having section 3 × 3 mm2 or 1 × 1 mm2, have been designed and characterised for monitoring low-energy charged particle beams. Each fibre is read by a SiPM and the signal is digitised and analysed off-line. Hodoscopes were exposed to the 60 MeV/c negative muon beam at Port 1 of the RIKEN-RAL muon facility (UK), where they proved to be good to determine the beam profile and its intensity, via a calibration with cosmic muons. Furthermore, the exposition to the calibrated single-proton beam at CNAO (Italy), in the momentum range between 340 MeV/c and 690 MeV/c, provided further calibration in dE/dx and showed the feasibility of the detector as an instrument for proton beam characterisation too. These hodoscopes will be used as negative muon beam monitors for the FAMU experiment at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, but the possibility of using them as a beam monitor in hadron therapy has also been investigated.
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CNAO; FAMU; Hodoscope; Muon; Proton; SiPM;
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31-ott-2022
2023
1046
11 January 2023
167684
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Rossini, R., Benocci, R., Bertoni, R., Bonesini, M., Clemenza, M., Menegolli, A., et al. (2023). Characterisation of muon and proton beam monitors based on scintillating fibres with a SiPM read-out. NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, 1046(11 January 2023) [10.1016/j.nima.2022.167684].
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