RF Superconductivity for Accelerators / Edition 2

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This book introduces some of the key ideas of this exciting field, using a pedagogic approach, and presents a comprehensive overview of the field. It is divided into four parts. The first part introduces the basic concepts of microwave cavities for particle acceleration. The second part is devoted to the observed behavior of superconducting cavities. In the third part,general issues connected with beam-cavity interaction and the related issues for the critical components are covered. The final part discusses applications of superconducting cavities to frontier accelerators of the future, drawing heavily on the examples that are in their most advanced stage. Each part of the book ends in a Problems section to illustrate and amplify text material as well as draw on example applications of superconducting cavities to existing and future accelerators.
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Developed from two series of lectures, one at the November 1994 Joint US-CERN-Japan Accelerator School in Hawaii and the other at the January 1995 US Particle Accelerator School in San Diego. Introduces some of the key ideas about radio frequency superconductivity to established workers and newcomers in the field of accelerators. Focuses on accelerators that rev up particles to nearly the speed of light, but also presents examples from low-velocity applications to heavy-ion accelerators. After outlining the fundamentals, covers the performance of superconducting cavities, couplers and tuners, and frontier accelerators. A set of 56 problems at the end supports the volumes use as a course text. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527408429
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/14/2008
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 537
  • Product dimensions: 6.95 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Hasan Padamsee is currently Adjunct Professor and Senior Physicist at Cornell University, where he is the project leader of the Superconducting Radio Frequency Group, pushing the advancement of accelerator technology for particle physics at the energy and luminosity frontiers. Conducting research and development in the field for more than 30 years, he collaborates with accelerator laboratories around the world, including Fermilab, Jefferson Lab, SLAC, CERN and DESY. He has published several books and many review articles in encyclopedias. Professor Padamsee was appointed Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1993.

Jens Knobloch received his Ph.D. in RF Superconductivity from Cornell University in 1997 when he became a Research Associate at Cornell. In 2002 Dr. Knobloch joined BESSY to start a new program in RF superconductivity for Free Electron Lasers. He has given many invited talks at accelerator conferences and tutorials in RF Superconductivity.

Tom Hays received his Master's Degree in RF Superconductivity from Cornell University in 1997 when he branched out into new areas of software development and consultation.

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Table of Contents

Introductory Overview
Cavity Fundamentals and Cavity Fields
Superconductivity Essentials
Electrodynamics of Normal and Superconductors
Maximum Surface Fields
Cavity Fabrication and Preparation
Multicell Field "Flatness" Tuning
Cavity Testing
Residual Resistance
Thermal Breakdown
Field Emission
The Quest for High Gradients
Alternate Materials to Solid Niobium
Mode Excitation and Its Consequences
Higher Order Mode Couplers
Coupling Power to the Beam
Input Power Couplers and Windows
Tuners and Frequency Related Issues
High-Current Accelerators
High-Energy Accelerators
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