A monolithic silicon telescope, consisting of a DE and an E stage-detector (about 1.9 micron and 500 micron thick, respectively), was coupled to a polyethylene converter in order to investigate the feasibility of a solid state microdosimeter with respect to the field-funnelling effect. This work discusses the preliminary results of an analytical approach for the correction of a spectrum measured with this silicon-based microdosimeter for tissue-equivalence and geometrical effects. The device was irradiated with 2.7 MeV monoenergetic neutrons at the INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (Legnaro, Italy). The non tissue-equivalence of silicon was corrected by exploiting the signals generated in the E-stage. The correction for the sensitive volume geometry was optimised by taking into account the track length distribution of the recoil-protons generated in the converter. The derived dose distribution of the energy imparted per event was compared to the one measured with a cylindrical tissue-equivalent proportional counter (TEPC). The agreement is satisfactory.

A Solid State Microdosimeter Based on a Monolithic Silicon Telescope

GIULINI CASTIGLIONI AGOSTEO, STEFANO LUIGI MARIA;FAZZI, ALBERTO;POLA, ANDREA
2006

Abstract

A monolithic silicon telescope, consisting of a DE and an E stage-detector (about 1.9 micron and 500 micron thick, respectively), was coupled to a polyethylene converter in order to investigate the feasibility of a solid state microdosimeter with respect to the field-funnelling effect. This work discusses the preliminary results of an analytical approach for the correction of a spectrum measured with this silicon-based microdosimeter for tissue-equivalence and geometrical effects. The device was irradiated with 2.7 MeV monoenergetic neutrons at the INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (Legnaro, Italy). The non tissue-equivalence of silicon was corrected by exploiting the signals generated in the E-stage. The correction for the sensitive volume geometry was optimised by taking into account the track length distribution of the recoil-protons generated in the converter. The derived dose distribution of the energy imparted per event was compared to the one measured with a cylindrical tissue-equivalent proportional counter (TEPC). The agreement is satisfactory.
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