U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Accelerator Physics for Radiography course

Sponsoring University:

Indiana University
held in Tucson, Arizona


Accelerator Physics for Radiography


George Caporaso, Yu-Jiuan Chen, Judy Chen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

This course will concentrate on the physics of high-current electron linear induction accelerators with applications to radiography. We will study beam physics from the cathode to the x-ray conversion target. Topics will include beam generation, transport, beam breakup instability, corkscrew, acceleration, transverse resistive wall instability, kicker steering, dynamic response and multipole effects on beam quality, focusing to sub-millimeter diameters and interaction with a Bremsstrahlung target. Prerequisites: classical mechanics and electromagnetism.