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Waveguide Theory

  • Ervin B. PodgoršakEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Abstract

This chapter is devoted to a discussion of theoretical aspects of disk-loaded waveguides used for acceleration of electrons with linear accelerators (linacs) in treatment of cancer with ionizing radiation. Linacs represent a significant technological advancement over x-ray machines and cobalt-60 units which were used for routine radiotherapy in the past before the advent of linacs.

Keywords

Phase Velocity Group Velocity Dirichlet Boundary Condition Particle Acceleration Neumann Boundary Condition 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical PhysicsCentre universitaire de santé McGill, McGill University Health CentreMontréalCanada

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