RF Cavity Primer for Cyclic Proton Accelerators

  • James E. Griffin
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (POLS, volume 5B)


The purpose of this note is to describe the electrical and mechanical properties of particle accelerator rf cavities in a manner which will be useful to physics and engineering graduates entering the accelerator field. The discussion will be limited to proton (or antiproton) synchrotron accelerators or storage rings operating roughly in the range of 20 to 200 MHz. The very high gradient, fixed frequency UHF or microwave devices appropriate for electron machines and the somewhat lower frequency and broader bandwidth devices required for heavy ion accelerators are discussed extensively in other papers in this series.


Beam Pipe Shunt Impedance Coaxial Structure Coaxial Resonator Tuning Inductance 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • James E. Griffin
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  1. 1.Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryBataviaUSA

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