The University of Birmingham cyclotron facility tests the lifetime of components destined for the ATLAS inner Tracker upgrade. As the proton beam is only 1cm2, a Cartesian Robot System is used to move samples through the beam. Accurate timing and positioning allow a controlled dose of radiation to the sample. This scanning through of the beam delivers a highly uniform dose of radiation within a specified tolerance.
This paper describes the radiation dosing software control of the Cartesian Robot System. It provides the ability to irradiate any area or single points of a sample and scanning path profiles can be adjusted prior the irradiation of samples.
The paper may be accessed via the World Scientific website [paywall]