Development of a rest gas ionisation profile monitor for the CERN Proton Synchrotron based on a Timepix3 pixel detector

Swann Levasseur, Bernd Dehning, Stephen Gibson, Hampus Sandberg, Mariusz Sapinski, K Sato, G Schneider, James Storey

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A fast non-destructive transverse profile monitor, named PS Beam Gas Ionization monitor (PS-BGI), is under development at CERN for the Proton Synchrotron (PS). This monitor infers the beam profile from the transverse distribution of electrons created by the ionisation of rest gas molecules by the high energy beam particles. The distribution is measured by accelerating the electrons onto an imaging detector based on Timepix3 (TPX3). This detector consists of hybrid pixel detector assemblies mounted on a ceramic carrier board and flexible printed circuit cables which have been developed specifically for operation in an ultra high vacuum environment.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberC02050
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2017


  • Beam-line instrumentation (beam position and profile monitors; beam-intensity mon- itors; bunch length monitors)
  • Instrumentation for particle accelerators and storage rings - high energy (linear accelerators, synchrotrons)

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