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An introduction to particle accelerators

Author: E J N Wilson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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From the linear accelerators used for cancer therapy in hospitals, to the giant atom smashers at international laboratories, this book provides a simple introduction to particle accelerators.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: E J N Wilson
ISBN: 0198520549 9780198520542 0198508298 9780198508298
OCLC Number: 45799674
Description: xiv, 252 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: History of accelerators --
Overview of the history --
Electrostatic accelerators --
The ray transformer --
Linear accelerators --
The cyclotron --
Focusing in cyclotrons --
Relativity limits cyclotrons --
The betatron --
The synchrotron --
Phase stability --
The first synchrotrons --
Weak focusing --
Strong focusing --
Fixed field alternating gradient --
Superconducting magnets --
Accelerators at work in medicine, industry, and research --
Moving from history to physics --
Transverse motion --
Description of motion --
Coordinate system --
Displacement and divergence --
The betatron envelopes --
Bending magnets and magnetic rigidity --
Focusing --
Quadrupole magnets --
The gutter analogy --
Alternating-gradient focusing --
Lattices --
Betatron envelopes --
The equation of motion --
Solution of Hill's equation --
Q value --
Matrix description --
Stability --
The Twiss matrix --
Transport matrices for the components of a period --
Regular FODO lattice --
Circulating beams --
Liouville's theorem --
Chains of accelerators --
Exceptions to Liouville's theorem --
Beam distribution in real space --
Acceptance --
Measurement of emittance --
Q measurement --
Measurement of Q by kicking --
Knockout and Q measurement --
Measurement by analysing the frequencies emitted by the beam --
Longitudinal dynamics --
Longitudinal motion --
Voltage per turn --
The r.f. frequency programme and controls --
Harmonic number --
Bunches and buckets --
Stability of the lagging particle --
Stationary buckets.
Responsibility: E.J.N. Wilson.
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Provides an introduction for those who would like to learn about the particle accelerators or 'atom-smashers' used in hospitals, industry and large research institutes where physicists probe deep  Read more...

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