IC64-6

64 Strip Ion Chamber


Features

  • 6.4 cm x 6.4 cm sensitive area with 1 mm pitch strips
  • 3.2 cm beamline insertion length
  • Very small gaps for high beam current density performance
  • Standard 68-channel VHDCI Male connectors for strip readout
  • Standard DB9 Male connector for environment readout
  • <1.5kV high voltage planes for minimal recombination

Applications

  • Measured by an I128S
  • Flash particle therapy research
  • Pre-scan monitoring in proton therapy
  • Beam monitoring in high precision beamlines
  • General high-energy ion beam diagnostics

Thin-film Strip Detector


Strip detectors have a balance between accuracy on beam position and noise levels. Our strip detectors offer the highest resolution and lowest noise on the market.

  • Laser-machined polyimide electrode substrates
  • Absolute minimal beam scattering
  • Radiation hard
  • High geometric precision
  • Gold plated readout electrodes

Integrated Environment Sensors


Our ion chambers include integrated sensors for environmental corrections. No need for costly and inconvenient external instruments.

  • Humidity sensor
  • Temperature sensor
  • Pressure sesnor
  • Replacable desiccant

Expertly Built


Electrodes patterned with unique laser technology. Assembled and tested by highly skilled technicians in our dedicated assembly facility.

  • Rigorously tested beyond normal operating range to ensure uniformity
  • Envirmonmental sensor measured against externally calibrated sources
  • Each ion chamber is fully retested after it has been opened
  • Real calibrated radioactive source is used as reference
  • Full test documentation can be provided for each individual instrument

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Ion Chambers


The ionization chamber or ion chamber is conceptually the simplest of all gas-filled radiation detectors, and is widely used for the detection and measurement of ionizing radiation. It is the preferred device for proton therapy dose and beam position monitoring due to a combination of robustness, gain stability, very low material budget in the beam path and availability of large continuous sensing areas.

Pyramid offers a wide range of ionization chambers for proton and heavy ion therapy applications. Advanced electrode coating and patterning allows the creation of precise strip and pixel patterns for position readout. A wide range of sensitive areas and electrode gaps is provided to suit different system geometries and beam currents.


Proton Therapy


Proton therapy is well established for the treatment of localized cancer tumors, especially when there are vital organs close by. This healthy tissue sparing makes it the method of choice for maintaining quality of life and especially for treating children. The proton beam delivery is fast and painless.

Proton therapy centers worldwide use Pyramid sensors, electronics, and software. Pyramid offers products for complete systems, sub-systems, or components. For more information see our Pencil Beam Scanning Brochure