U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Beam Experiments course

Sponsoring University:

Stanford University


Magnetic Systems


Ross Schlueter and Klaus Halbach, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Beginning with a review of Maxwell's Equations, this course introduces the fundamentals of the design of electromagnet, pure permanent magnet, and hybrid iron/permagnet magnet systems. Topics covered include (1) theory of a function of a complex variable and its relationship to magnetic design, (2) analytical representations of permanent magnet systems, (3) hybrid system theory, (4) conformal mapping for magnet design, (5) Schwarz-Christoffel technique and applications, (6) design of magnets for accelerator rings, (7) specialty magnets, (8) pure permanent magnet/hybrid magnets/electromagnet insertion devices (9) eddy current effects, (10) field perturbations and their propagation, (11) magnetic forces, (12) coil construction and cooling, and (13) magnet design economics. Prerequisite: college course in electromagnetism.