Microdosimetric measurements of a clinical proton beam with micrometer-sized solid-state detector
Microdosimetry is a vital tool for assessing the microscopic patterns of energy deposition by radiation, which ultimately govern biological effect. Solid-state, silicon-on-insulator microdosimeters offer an approach for making microdosimetric measurements with high spatial resolution (on the order of tens of micrometers). These high-resolution, solid-state microdosimeters may therefore play a useful role in characterizing proton radiotherapy fields, particularly for making highly resolved measurements within the Bragg peak region. In this work, we obtain microdosimetric measurements with a solid-state microdosimeter (MicroPlus probe) in a clinical, spot-scanning proton beam of small spot size.