PHY554 fall 2016

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Course Overview

The graduate/senior undergraduate level course focuses on the fundamental physics and key concepts of modern particle accelerators. The course is intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students who want to familiarize themselves with principles of accelerating charged particles and gain knowledge about contemporary particle accelerators and their applications.

It will cover the following contents:

  • History of accelerators and basic principles (eg. centre of mass energy, luminosity, accelerating gradient, etc)
  • Radio Frequency cavities, linacs, SRF accelerators;
  • Magnets, Transverse motion, Strong focusing, simple lattices; Non-linearities and resonances;
  • Circulating beams, Longitutdinal dynamics, Synchrotron radiation; principles of beam cooling,
  • Applications of accelerators: light sources, medical uses

Students will be evaluated based on the following performances: final presentation on specific research paper (40%), homework assignments (40%) and class participation (20%).

Learning Goals

Students who have completed this course should

  • Understand how various types of accelerators work and understand differences between them.
  • Have a general understanding of transverse and longitudinal beam dynamics in accelerators.
  • Have a general understanding of accelerating structures.
  • Understand major applications of accelerators and the recent new concepts.

Textbook and suggested materials

Textbook is to be decided from the following:

  • Accelerator Physics, by S. Y. Lee
  • An Introduction to the Physics of High Energy Accelerators, by D. A. Edwards and M. J. Syphers
  • Introduction To The Physics Of Particle Accelerators, by Mario Conte and William W Mackay
  • Particle Accelerator Physics, by Helmut Wiedemann
  • The Physics of Particle Accelerators: An Introduction, by Klaus Wille and Jason McFall

10+ S.Y. Lee's and Edwards-Syphers' books are available in BNL library.