3-D optical imaging system of muon beams using a silver activated zinc sulfide (ZnS(Ag)) sheet combined with a mirror

Seiichi Yamamoto*, Kazuhiko Ninomiya, Naritoshi Kawamura, Yoshiyuki Hirano

*この研究の対応する著者

研究成果: Article査読

抄録

Optical imaging of muon beams is a promising method for range estimations. However, our previous optical imaging method could only measure 2-D projection images. To measure the beam ranges and widths at any position of the muon beam, 3-D beam images are desired. For this purpose, we developed an optical imaging system using a silver-activated zinc sulfide (ZnS(Ag)) sheet combined with a mirror and a cooled charge-coupled device (CCD) camera. The ZnS(Ag) sheet was set in a black box and irradiated by a positive muon beam at the Japan Proton Accelerator Research Complex (J-PARC). Acrylic plates were used to absorb the muon beam. The measured optical images with different thicknesses of the acrylic plates were stacked and interpolated to create a 3-D optical image, and then the depth and lateral profiles were evaluated. From the depth profile derived from the 3-D image, the Bragg peak position could be estimated. The lateral profiles at the Bragg peak positions could also be derived. We confirmed that 3-D optical imaging was possible using the developed system with a ZnS(Ag) sheet. The system is promising for measuring muon beam distribution, conducting research on muons, and developing future muon radiotherapy.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)2748-2752
ページ数5
ジャーナルIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
68
12
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2021 12月 1
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 核物理学および高エネルギー物理学
  • 原子力エネルギーおよび原子力工学
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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