U.S. Particle Accelerator School

An Introduction to Particle Accelerators course

Sponsoring University:

Vanderbilt University


An Introduction to Particle Accelerators


Stephen Holmes, Fermilab

This course will introduce the operating principles and performance limitations of high energy particle accelerators. Representative topics to be covered include: historical development of particle accelerators, single particle transverse and longitudinal motion, beam emittance, collective effects, resonance and other non-linear effects, effects of magnetic imperfections, beam diagnostic devices, synchrotron radiation, and accelerator design strategies. Prerequisites: Classical mechanics and electromagnetism.