Silicon-based three-dimensional microstructures for radiation dosimetry in hadrontherapy

C. Guardiola, D. Quirion, G. Pellegrini, C. Fleta, S. Esteban, M. A. Cortés-Giraldo, F. Gómez, T. Solberg, A. Carabe, M. Lozano

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Abstract

In this work, we propose a solid-state-detector for use in radiation microdosimetry. This device improves the performance of existing dosimeters using customized 3D-cylindrical microstructures etched inside silicon. The microdosimeter consists of an array of micro-sensors that have 3D-cylindrical electrodes of 15 μm diameter and a depth of 5 μm within a silicon membrane, resulting in a well-defined micrometric radiation sensitive volume. These microdetectors have been characterized using an <sup>241</sup>Am source to assess their performance as radiation detectors in a high-LET environment. This letter demonstrates the capability of this microdetector to be used to measure dose and LET in hadrontherapy centers for treatment plan verification as part of their patient-specific quality control program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number023505
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume107
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 13 2015

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Guardiola, C., Quirion, D., Pellegrini, G., Fleta, C., Esteban, S., Cortés-Giraldo, M. A., Gómez, F., Solberg, T., Carabe, A., & Lozano, M. (2015). Silicon-based three-dimensional microstructures for radiation dosimetry in hadrontherapy. Applied Physics Letters, 107(2), [023505]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4926962