Technical Session I


RADECS 2021 - Technical Program

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (starts at 14.00 h)

RADECS 2021 - Session I

Facilities and Dosimetry

Session Co-Chair:

Carlo Cazzaniga, UKRI-STFC
Alessandra Costantino, ESA - ESTEC


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M. Bagatin1, S. Gerardin2, A. Paccagnella1, A. Costantino3, V. Ferlet-Cavrois3, G. Santin3, M. Muschitiello3, A. Pesce3, S. Beltrami4

1 University of Padova, ltaly
2 DEI - Padova University, ltaly
3 ESA, Netherlands
4 Micron Technology - Process R&D, ltaly


We studied proton-induced secondary byproducts inside 3D NAND Flash memories. The results provide interesting insight into the nuclear reactions occurring in electronics, in addition to showing the usefulness of these memories for monitoring proton beams.

J. Florczak1, T. Neubert1, E. Zimmermann1, H. Rongen1, M. Kaufmann2, F. Olschewski3, S. Van Waasen4

1 Central Institute of Engineering, Electronics and Analytics - Electronic Systems (ZEA-2), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
2 Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK-7), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
3 Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Research, University of Wuppertal, Germany
4 Faculty of Engineering, Communication Systems (NTS), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


This paper describes a low-cost extension for an imaging observation instrument as a radiation monitor. Adapted image processing methods enable discrimination between measured data and sensor / radiation-specific hazards and drives mitigation techniques to improve mission lifetime.

M. Brucoli1, S. Danzeca1, A. Waage2, A. Masi1, R. Garcia Alía1, B. Severa Mas3, A. Pineda3, V. Ferlet-Cavrois4

1 CERN, Switzerland
2 Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
3 Sealicon Microsystems, Spain
4 ESA, Netherlands


In this study, charge yield measurement performed by using a floating gate dosimeter for heavy-ions with LET from 0.24 to 44 MeV•cm2•mg-1 is presented.


A. Meyer1, A. Morana1, H. EI Hamzaoui2, B. Capoen2, G. Bouwmans2, M. Bouazaoui2, S. Girard1, E. Marin1, Y. Ouerdane1, A. Boukenter1

1 Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne, France
2 Université de Lille, France


We investigate the radioluminescence response of optical fibers doped with Ge, P, Al, F and Ce, under 100 keV X-rays with dose rates from 0.1 to 20 Gy(SiO2)/s, and discuss their suitability for dosimetry.


D. Chiesa1, C. Cazzaniga2, M. Nastasi1, M. Rebai1, E. Previtali1, G. Gorini1, S. Lilley2, C. Frost2

1 University and INFN of Milano - Bicocca, ltaly
2 ISIS Facility, UKRI-STFC, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, United Kingdom


Neutron activation analysis and unfolding has been used for measurements of atmospheric and moderated neutron fields for SEE testing at a spallation source. Multiple reactions are selected to cover from thermal to 800 MeV.



Session Chair:

Steven Witczak, Northrop Grumman

D. Prelipcean1, G. Lerner1, R. García Alía1, K. Bilko1, A. lnfantino1, D. Di Francesca1, D. Ricci1, M. Brucoli1, S. Danzeca1

1 CERN, Switzerland

A benchmark for radiation monitors employed at CERN for Radiation to Electronics applications is performed at the CHARM mixed field radiation facility. Their measured values during beam operation are compared to those simulated by FLUKA.


J. Vidalot1, C. Campanella1, C. Marcandella1,2, O. Duhamel2, A. Morana1,  A. Boukenter1,  Y. Ouerdane1, S. Girard1, P. Paillet1

1 Laboratoire Hubert Curien - Université Jean Monnet St Etienne, France
2 CEA DAM, France


The potential of Nitrogen-doped optical fibers for the monitoring of a pulsed high dose rate X­-ray source is investigated.


K. Bilko1, R. Garcia Alía1, M. Sacristan Barbero1, D. Prelipcean1, C. Cazzaniga2, A. Coronetti1, G. Lerner1, W. Hajdas3

1 CERN, Switzerland
2 STFC-UKRI, United Kingdom
3 Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland


The use of silicon diodes for mixed-field radiation monitoring was studied. Measurements with high-energy hadrons and simulations are presented, focusing on accelerator applications. Compared to other devices, diodes show enhanced sensitivity and energy discrimination capabilities.


M. Rizzo1, M. Brucoli1. S. Danzeca1, A. Masi1, A. Pineda2, B. Servera Mas2

1 CERN, Switzerland
2 Sealicon Microsystem, Spain


A new method for enhancing the sensitivity of the floating gate dosimeter (FGDOS) has been investigated. Results are presented providing the effectiveness of the enhancement and its effect on the sensitivity degradation rate.


P. Hofverberg1, C. Armando1, J. Bergerot1, E. Bourrel1, J. Dicarlo1, G. Donadey1, S. Dumas1, A. Giusto1, J. Grini1, J. Hérault1, Y. Payan1, C. Salicis1. R. Trimaud1

1 Centre Antoine Lacassagne, France


Centre Antoine Lacassagne is constructing a new 60 MeV proton beam-line for the MEDICYC cyclotron. This beam-line is dedicated for R&D activities, and will be available to external users from late 2021.


S. El Mimouni1, N. Guibaud1, F. Miller1, A. Patriarca2, L. De Marzi2, G. Le Morvan1, M. Vieille-Grosjean1

1 Nuclétudes, 3 avenue du Hoggar, 91940 Les Ulis, France
2 Institut Curie - Centre de Protonthérapie, 15 rue Georges Clemenceau, 91400 Orsay, France


Thanks to its upgrades, the Curie Institute Proton facility in Orsay offers new perspectives to perform continuous proton irradiations usable for electronics sensitivity assessments. To this end, the facility was characterized with known electronic devices.


O. Cavani1, R. Grasset1, A. Courpron1, A. Alessi1

1 LSI, CEA/DRF/IRAMlS, CNRS, Ecole polytechnique, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France


The capabilities of the electron accelerator named SIRIUS are reported. In this facility the main irradiation parameters like beam energy, fluence (dose), flux (dose rate), temperature and atmosphere can be adapted to specific irradiation aims.


I. Zymak1, R. Antipenkov1, L. Goncalves1, G. Grittani1, C. Lazzarini1, S. Lorenz1, M. Nevrkla1, R. Versaci1, P. Bakule1, S. Bulanov1

1 ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic


Conceptual design of a radiation test environment has been developed using numerical SIMION and FLUKA models. Concept proof generation of the electron beam accelerated to energies above 1 MeV have been performed.


R. Sharp1, A. Crombie1, C. Chong1

1 Radtest Ltd, United Kingdom

This work describes a new pulsed laser test system, SEREEL2, and demonstrates its capabilities by comparison of LM124 test data with similar obtained from other systems. SEREEL2 is a highly reliable, stable and precise instrument.


D. Pramberger1, Y. Aguiar1, H. Vincke1, J. Trummer1

1 CERN, Switzerland


This work provides a characterisation of Radio-Photo-Luminescence dosimeters as a high-level radiation monitor at CERN. Two correction methods to improve the measured dose are presented, one for fading and one for mixed high-energy radiation fields.