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RF Linear Accelerators, 2nd, Completely Revised and Enlarged Edition

RF Linear Accelerators, 2nd, Completely Revised and Enlarged Edition

Thomas P. Wangler

ISBN: 978-3-527-62342-6 March 2010 466 Pages


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. The text provides the scientific principles and up-to-date technological aspects for both electron and ion linacs. This second edition has been completely revised and expanded to include examples of modern RF linacs, special linacs and special techniques as well as superconducting 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.
1. Introduction
2. RF Accelerator in Linacs
3. Periodic Accelerating Structures
4. Standard Linac Structures
5. Microwave Topics for Linacs
6. Longitudinal Particle Dynamics
7. Transverse Particle Dynamics
8. Radiofrequency Quadrupole Linac
9. Multiparticle Dynamics with Space Charge
10. Beam Loading
11. Wakefields
12. Special Linacs and Special Techniques
13. Superconducting Linacs
- text completely revised and corrected
- introduction expanded to include examples of modern RF linacs
- new section added to chapter 8 to include RFQ End Cells and Transition Cells, and to chapter 9 to include Equipartitioning and Ansisotropic Beams
- chapter 12 expanded to include Recirculated Linacs and Linear Colliders
- whole new chapter 13 on Superconducting Linacs added
- number of problems doubled: from appr. 8 to 16 per chapter