PIC is a high-precision directional free-air ion chamber, capable of measuring the intensity of a collimated particle beam passing through its entrance and exit windows.
Light and compact, PIC is provided with a special thread compatible with tripods used for standard cameras. It is a very robust device, designed to detect essentially every kind of charged and non-charged particles, ranging from gamma and X-rays to high-energy protons and heavy ions.
The large active diameter and the big volume guarantee a high sensitivity even to low beam intensities. The connection to the special ultra-sensitive electrometer allows the PIC to work over a very wide dynamic range, up to 9 decades.
The acquired data are sent on-line via a fast Ethernet connection to a PC, where the user friendly software allows an instantaneous visualization of the differential and integrated data, including their safe storage and management in a database.