Ionization chambers with pixel electrode patterns provide true two-dimensional beam profiles. Strip electrode chambers assume that the beam can be characterized by two orthogonal one-dimensional projections. However some beam behaviors such as inclined elliptical beams are not well-represented by the projections - a true two-dimensional imager provides more information.
Pyramid has introduced 2D imaging chambers for particle therapy isocenter diagnostic purposes (the PX-2) and for in-situ beam profile monitoring (the PX-3). The PX-2 is available in a telescope configuration that measures the position, shape, trajectory and divergence of a beam. The PX-3 provides one of the lowest possible water-equivalent thickness beam position monitors for the particle therapy market. Go to the beamline diagnostics section of the Products page for more details.
120 Pixel Ion Chamber
120 Pixel Transmission Ion Chamber