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Principles of RF Linear Accelerators

Principles of RF Linear Accelerators

Thomas P. Wangler

ISBN: 978-3-527-61840-8

Mar 2008

397 pages

Select type: O-Book


Borne out of twentieth-century science and technology, the field of RF (radio frequency) linear accelerators has made significant contributions to basic research, energy, medicine, and national defense. As we advance into the twenty-first century, the linac field has been undergoing rapid development as the demand for its many applications, emphasizing high-energy, high-intensity, and high-brightness output beams, continues to grow. RF Linear Accelerators is a textbook that is based on a US Particle Accelerator School graduate-level course that fills the need for a single introductory source on linear accelerators. This text provides the scientific principles and up-to-date technological aspects for both electron and ion linacs. In addition, problem sets at the end of each chapter supplement the material covered. The book serves as a must-have reference for professionals interested in beam physics and accelerator technology.
RF Acceleration in Linacs.

Periodic Accelerating Structures.

Standard Linac Structures.

Microwave Topics for Linacs.

Longitudinal Particle Dynamics.

Transverse Particle Dynamics.

Radio-Frequency Quadrupole Linac.

Multiparticle Dynamics with Space Charge.

Beam Loading Wakefields.

Special Structures and Techniques.