Particle Accelerator Physics

Basic Principles and Linear Beam Dynamics

  • Helmut Wiedemann

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  1. Front Matter
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About this book


Particle Accelerator Physics is designed to serve as an introduction to the field of high-energy particle accelerator physics and particle-beam dynamics. It covers the dynamics of relativistic particle beams, basics of particle guidance and focusing, lattice design, characteristics of beam transport systems and circular accelerators. Particle-beam optics is treated in the linear approximation including sextupoles to correct for chromatic aberrations. Perturbations to linear beam dynamics are analyzed in detail and correction measures are discussed. Basic lattice design features and building blocks leading to the design of more complicated beam transport systems and circular accelerators are studied. Characteristics of synchrotron radiation and quantum effects due to the statistical emission of photons on particle trajectories are derived and applied to determine particle-beam parameters. The discussions specifically concentrate on relativistic particle beams and the physics of beam optics in beam transport systems and circular accelerators such as synchrotrons and storage rings. This book is aimed at students and scientists who are interested in an introduction to particle-beam optics and accelerator physics. It provides a general understanding of particle-beam physics and forms a broad basis for further, more detailed studies of nonlinear beam dynamics and associated accelerator physics problems to be discussed in a subsequent volume.


Electricity and magnetism:fields and charged particles Particle accelerator Storage ring Synchrotron Synchrotron radiation experimental methods and instrumentation optics x- and y-ray instruments and techniques

Authors and affiliations

  • Helmut Wiedemann
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  1. 1.Applied Physics Department and Stanford Synchroton Radiation LaboratoryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-02905-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02903-9
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