Full Geant4 and FLUKA simulations of an e-LINAC for its use in particle detectors performance tests

Alpat B., Pilicer E., Servoli L., Menichelli M., Tucceri P., Italiani M., ...More

JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, vol.7, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this work we present the results of full Geant4 and FLUKA simulations and comparison with dosimetry data of an electron LINAC of St. Maria Hospital located in Terni, Italy. The facility is being used primarily for radiotherapy and the goal of the present study is the detailed investigation of electron beam parameters to evaluate the possibility to use the e-LINAC (during time slots when it is not used for radiotherapy) to test the performance of detector systems, in particular those designed to operate in space. The critical beam parameters are electron energy, profile and flux available at the surface of device to be tested. The present work aims to extract these parameters from dosimetry calibration data available at the e-LINAC. The electron energy ranges from 4 MeV to 20 MeV. The dose measurements have been performed by using an Advanced Markus Chamber which has a small sensitive volume.