In this paper we present a fiber-coupled luminescent Al2O3:C dosimeter probe with high spatial resolution (0.1 mm). It is based on thin layers of Al2O3:C crystal powder and a UV-cured acrylate monomer composition. The fabrication of the thin layers is described in detail. No influence of the introduced polymer host matrix on the dosimetric properties was observed. Depth-dose measurements with the new detectors in a 142.66 MeV proton and 270.55 MeV/u carbon ion beam are presented as example applications. We used an RL protocol with saturated crystals allowing for time-effective measurements without sensitivity corrections. For protons, a relative luminescence efficiency hHCP of 0.715 0.014 was found in the Bragg peak. For carbon ions, a value of 0.498 0.001 was found in the entrance channel, 0.205 0.015 in the Bragg peak, and a mean of 0.413 0.050 in the tail region. The mean range of the protons measured with this new detector deviated by less than 1% from the reference value. For both ion types, the stem effect contributed less than 0.8% of the RL signal.
- High spatial resolution
- Proton therapy
- Ion beam therapy
- Luminescence dosimetry
Klein, F. A., Greilich, S., Andersen, C. E., Lindvold, L. R., & Jäkel, O. (2011). A thin layer fiber-coupled luminescence dosimeter based on Al2O3:C. Radiation Measurements, 46(12), 1607-1609. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2011.05.030