The first results of a study on the properties of a gaseous scintillation detector based on a Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) are reported. The detector is designed for use in position-sensitive dosimetry applications in radiation therapy. A double GEM system, operating in a 90 10% Ar-CO2 gas mixture at a gas amplification factor of similar to 3000, emits a sufficient amount of detectable light to perform measurements of similar to 1 Gy doses in two dimensions. The light yield does not suffer from quenching processes when particles with high stopping power are detected. This operation mode of GEMs offers the dosimetric advantages of a gas-filled detector and the 2D read-out can be performed with a CCD camera. Compared to the existing dosimeters, this system is relatively simple and no complex multi-electrode read-out is necessary. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Tijdschrift||Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research section a-Accelerators spectrometers detectors and associated equipment|
|Nummer van het tijdschrift||1-2|
|Status||Published - 1-feb-2002|
|Evenement||9th International Vienna Conference on Instrumentation - , Austria|
Duur: 19-feb-2001 → 23-feb-2001