Linear Accelerators

  • Helmut Wiedemann


Before we address the physics of beam dynamics in accelerators it seems appropriate to discuss briefly various methods of particle acceleration as they have been developed over the years. It would, however, exceed the purpose of this text to discuss all variations of particle accelerators in detail. Fortunately extensive literature is available on a large variety of different accelerators and therefore only fundamental principles of particle acceleration shall be discussed here. A valuable source of information for more detailed information on the historical development of particle accelerators is Livingston’s collection of early publications on accelerator developments [2.1].


Linear Accelerator Energy Gain Drift Tube Attenuation Factor Electric Field Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Wiedemann
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  1. 1.Applied Physics Department and Synchrotron Radiation LaboratoryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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