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Induction Accelerators

  • Ken Takayama
  • Richard J. Briggs

Part of the Particle Acceleration and Detection book series (PARTICLE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ken Takayama, Richard J. Briggs*
    Pages 1-5
  3. Richard J. Briggs*, Glen Westenskow*
    Pages 7-22
  4. Richard J. Briggs*
    Pages 23-37
  5. Edward G. Cook, Eiki Hotta
    Pages 39-73
  6. Louis L. Reginato
    Pages 75-86
  7. Louis L. Reginato, Richard J. Briggs*
    Pages 87-115
  8. George J. Caporaso, Yu-Jiuan Chen
    Pages 117-163
  9. Glen Westenskow*, Yu-Jiuan Chen
    Pages 165-183
  10. John J. Barnard, Kazuhiko Horioka
    Pages 185-213
  11. John J. Barnard, Richard J. Briggs*
    Pages 215-248
  12. Ken Takayama
    Pages 249-285
  13. Ken Takayama
    Pages 287-330
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 331-339

About this book


A broad class of accelerators rests on the induction principle whereby the accelerating electrical fields are generated by time-varying magnetic fluxes. Particularly suitable for the transport of bright and high-intensity beams of electrons, protons or heavy ions in any geometry (linear or circular) the research and development of induction accelerators is a thriving subfield of accelerator physics. This text is the first comprehensive account of both the fundamentals and the state of the art about the modern conceptual design and implementation of such devices. Accordingly, the first part of the book is devoted to the essential features of and key technologies used for induction accelerators at a level suitable for postgraduate students and newcomers to the field. Subsequent chapters deal with more specialized and advanced topics.


electron induction lines high current beams induction accelerator induction synchrotron

Editors and affiliations

  • Ken Takayama
    • 1
  • Richard J. Briggs
    • 2
  1. 1.Organization (KEK), Neutron Science LaboratoryHigh Energy Accelerator ResearchTsukuba, Ibaraki-kenJapan
  2. 2.AlamoUSA

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“Induction Accelerators, a volume of 12 essays by well known experts, forms a structured exposition of the basic principles and functions of major technical systems of induction accelerators. The editors have arranged the essays in the logical progression of chapters in a textbook. … Both physicists and engineers will find the papers in Induction Accelerators well written with ample … bibliographies. … it could profitably be used as associated reading in a course about accelerator science and technology. … I recommend it highly.” (William Barletta, CERN Courier, June, 2011)