Electrostatic Accelerators

Fundamentals and Applications

  • Ragnar Hellborg

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Accelerators

    1. R. Hellborg, J. McKay
      Pages 3-3
    2. R. Hellborg
      Pages 4-23
    3. R. Hellborg, S. Mattsson
      Pages 24-35
    4. M. Eriksson, S. Sorensen
      Pages 36-47
  3. The Electrostatic Accelerator

    1. H.R.McK. Hyder
      Pages 64-83
    2. K.A. Rezvykh, V.A. Romanov, R. Hellborg
      Pages 84-88
    3. C. Westerfeldt
      Pages 89-100
    4. V.A. Romanov
      Pages 101-103
    5. R. Hellborg
      Pages 104-109
    6. H.R.McK. Hyder
      Pages 123-146
    7. V.A. Romanov
      Pages 147-151
    8. L. Rohrer, H. Schnitter
      Pages 152-165
    9. D. Weisser
      Pages 166-180
    10. H.J. Whitlow, H. Timmers
      Pages 181-186
    11. V. Liechtenstein
      Pages 187-191
    12. L. Bartha
      Pages 192-221

About this book


Electrostatic accelerators are an important and widespread subgroup within the broad spectrum of modern, large particle acceleration devices. They are specifically designed for applications that require high-quality ion beams in terms of energy stability and emittance at comparatively low energies (a few MeV). Their ability to accelerate virtually any kind of ion over a continuously tunable range of energies make them a highly versatile tool for investigations in many research fields including, but not limited to, atomic and nuclear spectroscopy, heavy ion reactions, accelerator mass spectroscopy as well as ion-beam analysis and modification. The book is divided into three parts. The first part concisely introduces the field of accelerator technology and techniques that emphasize their major modern applications. The second part treats the electrostatic accelerator per se: its construction and operational principles as well as its maintenance. The third part covers all relevant applications in which electrostatic accelerators are the preferred tool for accelerator-based investigations. Since some topics are common to all types of accelerators, Electrostatic Accelerators will also be of value those more familiar with other types of accelerators.


Energie Generator Neutron Synchrotron Synchrotron radiation accelerator mass spectroscopy computer control electrostatic accelerators high voltage laser optics spectroscopy stability stabilization

Editors and affiliations

  • Ragnar Hellborg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsLund UniversityLundSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b138596
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-23983-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27095-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1611-1052
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