Energy device for monitoring 4-10 MeV industrial electron accelerators

P. G. Fuochi, M. Lavalle, A. Martelli, U. Corda, A. Kovács, P. Hargittai, K. Mehta

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Abstract

The electron beam energy is one of the critical parameters for electron processing, since it can affect the dose distribution in the product. We have developed a robust device for monitoring small variations in the electron beam energy that is easy-to-use during an irradiation run. It involves measurement of currents intercepted by two aluminium plates located in the beam. The ratio of these two currents is quite sensitive to the beam energy; sensitivity is optimised by selecting the appropriate thickness of the front plate depending on the beam energy. We had reported on this energy device earlier for the energy range of 7-12 MeV. In the present paper, we have investigated the feasibility of using this energy device at lower energies, from 4 to 6 MeV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-390
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume546
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 11 2005

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Keywords

  • Beam energy
  • Charge deposition
  • Electron beam
  • Electron energy
  • Electron processing
  • Process control

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  • Instrumentation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Energy device for monitoring 4-10 MeV industrial electron accelerators. / Fuochi, P. G.; Lavalle, M.; Martelli, A.; Corda, U.; Kovács, A.; Hargittai, P.; Mehta, K.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 546, No. 3, 11.07.2005, p. 385-390.

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