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Introduction to Accelerator Dynamics


  • Date Published: August 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107132849

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  • How does a particle accelerator work? The most direct and intuitive answer focuses on the dynamics of single particles as they travel through an accelerator. Particle accelerators are becoming ever more sophisticated and diverse, from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN to multi-MW linear accelerators and small medical synchrotrons. This self-contained book presents a pedagogical account of the important field of accelerator physics, which has grown rapidly since its inception in the latter half of the last century. Key topics covered include the physics of particle acceleration, collision and beam dynamics, and the engineering considerations intrinsic to the effective construction and operation of particle accelerators. By drawing direct connections between accelerator technology and the parallel development of computational capability, this book offers an accessible introduction to this exciting field at a level appropriate for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, accelerator scientists, and engineers.

    • Focuses on single particle dynamics and accelerator technology, providing direct insight into the physics of particle accelerators and the engineering factors key in their construction and operation
    • Supporting website hosts interactive versions of features in the book, providing reader interactivity on multiple platforms
    • Includes numerous homework problems to reinforce key physical principles developed within the text
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107132849
    • length: 218 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 179 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • contains: 99 b/w illus. 6 tables 100 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Linear motion
    3. Strong focusing transverse optics
    4. Longitudinal and off-momentum motion
    5. Action and emittance – one particle or many?
    6. Magnets
    7. RF cavities
    8. Linear errors and their correction
    9. Sextupoles, chromaticity and the Hénon map
    10. Octupoles, detuning and slow extraction
    11. Synchrotron radiation – classical damping
    12. Synchrotron radiation – quantum excitation
    13. Linacs – protons and ions
    14. Linacs – electrons
    15. The beam-beam interaction and 1-D resonances
    16. Routes to chaos
    Appendix: selected formulae for accelerator design

  • Authors

    Stephen Peggs, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York
    Stephen Peggs is a Senior Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, and an Adjunct Professor of Physics at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where he was closely involved in building and commissioning the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). He has worked internationally on a variety of accelerators, including the Cornell Electron Storage Ring, the Super Proton Synchotron collider at CERN, the Superconducting Super Collider in Texas, the Tevatron and the Main Injector at Fermilab, and the European Spallation Source in Sweden. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

    Todd Satogata, Jefferson Lab
    Todd Satogata is a Senior Physicist at the Center for Advanced Studies of Accelerators at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) and a Jefferson Lab Professor at the Centre for Accelerator Science at Old Dominion University, Virginia. During his career he has worked on the commissioning, design, building, and operation of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, and commissioning and operation of the 12 GeV CEBAF upgrade at Jefferson Lab, in addition to developing medical accelerators, proton beam imaging techniques, and accelerator control systems.

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