U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Accelerator Physics course

Sponsoring University:

The University of Texas at Austin


Accelerator Physics


S.Y. Lee, Indiana University

Overview of accelerator development and accelerator technologies. Transverse phase space motion and longitudinal synchrotron motion of a particle in an accelerator. Practical accelerator lattice design. Brief introduction to topics such as synchrotron radiation. Beam injection schemes, slow and fast beam extraction, beam instabilities and nonlinearities. Prerequisites: courses in electromagnetism and classical mechanics.