High-Intensity Circular Proton Accelerators

  • M. K. Craddock
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 178)


Circular machines suitable for the acceleration of high intensity proton beams include cyclotrons, FFAG accelerators, and strong-focusing synchrotrons. This paper discusses considerations affecting the design of such machines for high intensity, especially space charge effects and the role of beam brightness in multistage accelerators. Current plans for building a new generation of high intensity “kaon factories” are reviewed.


Main Ring Drift Space Proton Synchrotron Betatron Oscillation Synchronous Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. K. Craddock
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of British Columbia and TRIUMFVancouverCanada

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