Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. E. Wilson
    Pages 12-37
  3. W. Herr, E. Forest
    Pages 38-61
  4. E. Metral, R. Rumolo, W. Herr
    Pages 62-101
  5. M. Brugger, H. Burkhardt, B. Goddard
    Pages 102-118
  6. B. J. Holzer
    Pages 124-132
  7. B. Goddard
    Pages 133-139
  8. W. Herr, B. J. Holzer, B. Muratori
    Pages 140-146
  9. L. Rivkin
    Pages 147-149
  10. W. Herr
    Pages 150-152
  11. J. M. Jowett
    Pages 153-156
  12. K. Hanke, B. J. Holzer
    Pages 157-162
  13. W. Fischer
    Pages 163-166
  14. F. Caspers, D. Möhl
    Pages 167-182
  15. J. P. Delahaye, M. Ross
    Pages 192-197

About this book


After a historical consideration of the types and evolution of accelerators the physics of particle beams is provided in detail. Topics dealt with comprise linear and nonlinear beam dynamics, collective phenomena in beams, and interactions of beams with the surroundings. The design and principles of synchrotrons, circular and linear colliders, and of linear accelerators are discussed next. Also technological aspects of accelerators (magnets, RF cavities, cryogenics, power supply, vacuum, beam instrumentation, injection and extraction) are reviewed, as well as accelerator operation (parameter control, beam feedback system, orbit correction, luminosity optimization). After introducing the largest accelerators and colliders of their times the application of accelerators and storage rings in industry, medicine, basic science, and energy research is discussed, including also synchrotron radiation sources and spallation sources. Finally, cosmic accelerators and an outlook for the future are given.

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Myers
    • 1
  • H. Schopper
    • 1
  1. 1.CERNGeneva 23Switzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23052-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23053-0
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