RF Superconductivity for Accelerators

RF Superconductivity for Accelerators


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RF Superconductivity for Accelerators by Hasan Padamsee, Jens Knobloch, Tomas Hays

This book introduces some of the key ideas of this exciting field, using a pedagogic approach, as well as to present an 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. The third part covers general issues connected with beam-cavity interaction, and the related issues for the critical components. 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 upon example applications of superconducting cavities to existing and future accelerators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471154327
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/28/1998
Series: Wiley Series in Beam Physics and Accelerator Technology Series , #7
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.51(h) x 1.23(d)

About 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.

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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