Comparison of experimental and Monte-Carlo simulation of MeV particle transport through tapered/straight glass capillaries and circular collimators

Félicien Hespeels, Romain Tonneau, T. Ikeda, Stéphane Lucas

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    This study compares the capabilities of three different passive collimation devices to produce micrometer-sized beams for proton and alpha particle beams (1.7 MeV and 5.3 MeV respectively): classical platinum TEM-like collimators, straight glass capillaries and tapered glass capillaries. In addition, we developed a Monte-Carlo code, based on the Rutherford scattering theory, which simulates particle transportation through collimating devices. The simulation results match the experimental observations of beam transportation through collimators both in air and vacuum. This research shows the focusing effects of tapered capillaries which clearly enable higher transmission flux. Nevertheless, the capillaries alignment with an incident beam is a prerequisite but is tedious, which makes the TEM collimator the easiest way to produce a 50 μm microbeam.

    langue originaleAnglais
    Pages (de - à)72-79
    Nombre de pages8
    journalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
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    Etat de la publicationPublié - 1 nov. 2015

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