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BLM - IC02 Ionization Chamber Beam Loss Monitor


Ionizing radiation creates free charges in an enclosed gas volume of 1.3 litres. The electrodes collect these charges and the current between them can be measured with an extremely high degree of accuracy.

The chamber has a gas inlet and outlet to allow for operation with a constant gas flux of typical detector gases such as argon or nitrogen. Alternatively, it can work in air without an external gas supply. Filled with air at standard atmospheric pressure, the sensitivity of the chamber amounts to 46 µC/Gy (in terms of generated charge per absorbed dose).



  • Beam Loss Monitoring
  • Machine Protection
  • Insertion Device
  • Dose Measurement


This product has been developed in the context of the FERMI@Elettra Project.