The course is intended for students planning to do research within the field of charged particle accelerators or who use accelerators in their field of research such as High-energy and nuclear physics or synchrotron radiation based physics. After the completed course the student will be able to
design simple beam transport systems for charged particles
explain the operation of the most common technical components and diagnostic methods
solve simple control and correction problems pertaining to accelerators
explain limitations of different types of accelerators
design simple accelerator vacuum systems.
- Overview over different types of accelerators: Circular and linear, collider, cooler rings, synchrotron light-sources, medical accelerators, cyclotrons. - Transverse and longitudinal beam dynamics: matrix methods, emittance, beta functions, dispersion phase-stability. - Limitations due to space charge and instabilities. - Technical components such as magnets, radio-frequency systems, vacuum, particle sources and diagnostic for current, position and beam size.