Recent results and experience with the Birmingham MC40 irradiation facility

Philip Allport, Matthew Baca, Daniel Briglin, James Broughton, Andrew Chisholm, Laura Gonella, Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, David Parker, Tony Price, Jurgen Thomas, John Wilson

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Operational experience with the recently upgraded irradiation facility at the University of Birmingham is presented. This is based around the high intensity area of the MC40 medical cyclotron providing proton energies between 3 and 38 MeV and currents ranging from tens of fA to μΑ. Accurate dosimetry for displacement damage and total ionizing dose, using a combination of techniques, is offered. Irradiations are carried out in a temperature controlled chamber that can be scanned through the beam, with the possibility for the devices to be biased, clocked, and read-out. Fluence up to several 1016 1 MeV neq /cm2 and GRad ionizing dose can be delivered within a day.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2017


  • detector design and construction technologies and materials
  • radiation-hard detectors
  • solid state detectors
  • radiation damage to detector materials (solid state)


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