U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Advanced Topics in Accelerator Physics course

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Advanced Topics in Accelerator Physics


Alex Chao, Stanford University and Gennady Stupakov, SLAC

This course of advanced topics in accelerator physics will cover a selection of concepts and effects, some of them on the forefront of current research. Physical models will be developed and results will be derived from first principles. Particular topics will include: Panofsky-Wenzel & planar wake theorems, symplectic integration techniques, truncated power series method, beam-photoelectron instability, fast beam-ion instability, echo effect, laser acceleration in free space, spin dynamics in the presence of Siberian snakes, and beam transfer function techniques. If time permits, other topics may be considered. This course is designed for students who already have an introductory knowledge of accelerator physics.