Basic Acceleration Concepts

  • Levi Schächter
Part of the Accelerators Physics book series (PARTICLE)


One of the important systems where beam-wave interaction in periodic structures plays a crucial role is the particle accelerator. The latter provides us with a unique tool to test on earth the different models which describe the constituents of matter. Accelerators have undergone a great deal of progress in the last fourty years and it seems that they still have a long way to go in order to meet the requirements necessary to test the theoretical models [Richter (1985)]. Over the years other disciplines learned to use the potential of accelerators and today they are widely used in chemistry, biology and medicine for generation of radiation.


Free Electron Laser Transverse Electric Field Longitudinal Electric Field Accelerate Structure Space Charge Wave 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Levi Schächter
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringTechnion — Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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