Cherenkov Radiators Detectors for online Proton Range Verification using simultaneous Prompt-Gammas Ray Timing and Compton-Camera


  • Call:

    ProtoTera Call 2023/2

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  • Supervisor:

    Pedro Correia

  • Co-Supervisor:

    Gerard Arino Estrada

  • Host Institution:

    I3N – Institute for Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication (Aveiro Pole)

  • Granting Degree Institution:

    Universidade de Aveiro

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  • Abroad Institution:

    Universidade de Aveiro

  • Abroad Supervisor:

    Ana Luisa Silva

  • Abstract:

    This work will focus on the Real Time measurement of Bragg-Peak (BP) using Prompt-Gammas Ray Timing (PGT) - Compton Camera (CC) combined method with novel semiconductor Cherenkov Charge Induction (CCI) radiation detectors (eg: Thallium Bromide – TlBr), a type of materials that exhibits very interesting timing and energy resolution properties for nuclear medicine. The main objectives are the design and development of a PGT-CC prototype and its characterization in a proton beam line. The workplan activities include Monte-Carlo simulations, to understand and optimize the detectors behaviour, and laboratory work, to operate/develop the required instrumentation and software for detectors data acquisition and processing. It will be carried out at the Physics Department of the University of Aveiro within the I3N – Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication - Aveiro Pole, under the supervision of Dr. Pedro Correia, PhD in Physics Engineering and Researcher at University of Aveiro, Portugal, and Prof. Dr. Ana Luísa Silva, PhD in Physics and Auxiliar Professor at University of Aveiro, Portugal, and at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the University of California at Davis, USA (UCDavis) under the supervision of Dr. Gerard Ariño-Estrada, Researcher at the Biomedical Engineering Department.

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