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Non-invasive online beam monitor using LHCb VELO

R Schnuerer, H Zhang, JSL Yap, CP Welsch

IPAC 2017 - Proceedings of the 8th International Particle Accelerator Conference | Published : 2017


Online beam monitoring is essential for ion beam therapy to assure effective delivery of the beam and maintain patient safety for cancer treatment. One candidate for such a monitoring device is the LHCb Vertex Locator (VELO) detector. It is a position sensitive silicon detector with an advantageous semi-circular design which enables approaching the core of the beam without interfering with it. In this contribution, tests using an Infra-Red laser to calibrate the detector and obtain information about its dynamic range, spatial and time resolution will be discussed. Initial results from using the detector at the 60 MeV proton therapy beamline at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre (CCC), UK are al..

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