CIVIDEC Instrumentation GmbH
Novel Diamond-based Detector for Beam Characterization
Diamond has been used for many applications in beam instrumentation. This project will study the use of μm ultra-thin diamond layers as beam position and profile monitors in low energy antiproton beam lines.
It is planned to develop a new type of beam monitor which is based on thin diamond membranes on the one hand and pixelized diamond electrode structures on the other. Initial simulations have indicated a position resolution in the sub-micrometer range and at extremely fast counting rates in the range of Gigahertz, fully exploiting the advances of diamond as radiation sensor material. The project will detail these simulations and prototype detectors will be established and thoroughly tested.