The MONDO (MOnitor for Neutron Dose in hadrOntherapy) project addresses the technical challenges posed by a neutron tracker detector: high detection efficiency and good backtracking precision. The project main goal is to develop a tracking device capable of fully reconstructing the four-momentum of the ultra-fast secondary neutrons produced in Particle Therapy treatments via double elastic scattering interactions. The tracker – a 16x16x20 cm3 matrix – is made by a matrix of thin squared scintillating fibres (250 micron) arranged in layers orthogonally oriented. A custom readout system called SBAM (SPAD-Based Acquisition readout for MONDO experiment), matched to the MONDO needs of single photon detection capability, high spatial resolution and compactness, has been developed in collaboration with Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK). A small detector prototype (4x4x4.8 cm3) has been built and tested with a sensor prototype, SPADnet-I, in order to experimentally evaluate the light output expected and consequently optimise the final readout. The simulation characterisation of the detector response with monochromatic neutrons in the [20-300] MeV will be presented together with the expected performances of MONDO as neutron beam monitor. The preliminary measurements at electron and proton beams of the prototype with the SPAD array readout will be reported.

Development of a novel neutron tracker for the characterisation of secondary neutrons emitted in Particle Therapy / Gioscio, E.; Battistoni, G.; Bochetti, A.; De Simoni, M.; Dong, Y.; Fischetti, M.; Mattei, I.; Mirabelli, R.; Muraro, S.; Patera, V.; Sarti, A.; Schiavi, A.; Sciubba, A.; Toppi, M.; Traini, G.; Valle, S. M.; Marafini, M.. - In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION A, ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT. - ISSN 0168-9002. - 958:(2020). [10.1016/j.nima.2019.162862]

Development of a novel neutron tracker for the characterisation of secondary neutrons emitted in Particle Therapy

Gioscio, E.
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Bochetti, A.;De Simoni, M.;Fischetti, M.;Mirabelli, R.
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Patera, V.;Sarti, A.;Schiavi, A.;Sciubba, A.;Toppi, M.;
2020

Abstract

The MONDO (MOnitor for Neutron Dose in hadrOntherapy) project addresses the technical challenges posed by a neutron tracker detector: high detection efficiency and good backtracking precision. The project main goal is to develop a tracking device capable of fully reconstructing the four-momentum of the ultra-fast secondary neutrons produced in Particle Therapy treatments via double elastic scattering interactions. The tracker – a 16x16x20 cm3 matrix – is made by a matrix of thin squared scintillating fibres (250 micron) arranged in layers orthogonally oriented. A custom readout system called SBAM (SPAD-Based Acquisition readout for MONDO experiment), matched to the MONDO needs of single photon detection capability, high spatial resolution and compactness, has been developed in collaboration with Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK). A small detector prototype (4x4x4.8 cm3) has been built and tested with a sensor prototype, SPADnet-I, in order to experimentally evaluate the light output expected and consequently optimise the final readout. The simulation characterisation of the detector response with monochromatic neutrons in the [20-300] MeV will be presented together with the expected performances of MONDO as neutron beam monitor. The preliminary measurements at electron and proton beams of the prototype with the SPAD array readout will be reported.
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