A thin layer fiber-coupled luminescence dosimeter based on Al2O3:C

F.A. Klein, Steffen Greilich, Claus Erik Andersen, Lars René Lindvold, O. Jäkel

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalRadiation Measurements
    Issue number12
    Pages (from-to)1607-1609
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • High spatial resolution
    • Proton therapy
    • Fiber-coupled
    • Ion beam therapy
    • Luminescence dosimetry
    • Radioluminesence


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