U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Accelerator Physics course

Sponsoring University:

Indiana University
held in Tucson, Arizona


Accelerator Physics


John Seeman, SLAC

This course introduces the accelerator physics of particle accelerators both linear and circular and of storage rings, concentrating primarily on those used at high energies. Topics to be discussed are magnetic guide fields, rf accelerating fields, betatron and synchrotron oscillations, synchrotron radiation, beam emittances, nonlinear fields, dynamic aperture, beam impedances, beam instabilities both single-particle and multi-particle, feedback systems, high-current effects, beam-beam effects, and beam tails. The fundamental equations will be motivated and calculations done to illustrate actual accelerator situations.
Prerequisites: differential equations, electromagnetism, and introductory special relativity