Accelerator physics course

Starting with the academic year 2003 - 2004 I will present a course on charged particle optics and accelerator physics for master and graduate students. The course will give four credit points according to the new ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) that is presently being implemented at the RuG.

The course will be based on the book

An Introduction to Particle Accelerators
E. Wilson
Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2001
ISBN 0198508298

and material from various sources, which will be made available to the students as lecture notes.

The course is given every second year . The first occasion to follow the course is during the second half of the first semester of the academic year 2007 – 2008 on tuesdays from 11:15 - 13:00 in lecture room 5116.0116 and wednesdays from 13:15 to 15:00 in the lecture room 5113.0201 at the physics department, Nijenborg 4, Groningen.
The first lectures will be on 13 november 2007, the last on 16 january 2008.

Detailed information on the course can be found on NESTOR (course NAAP04E)

The lectures and exercises of the academic year 2005 – 2006 can be found here.

The lectures and exercises of the academic year 2007 – 2008 can be found here.

Books on accelerator physics, charged particle optics and related issues:

An Introduction to Particle Accelerators
E. Wilson
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001
ISBN 0198508298

Physik der Teilchenbeschleuniger
F. Hinterberger
Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1997
ISBN 3540612386

The Physics of Particle Accelerators: an Introduction
K. Wille
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001
ISBN 0198505493

Principles of charged particle acceleration (available from the web)
Stanley Humphries
Originally published by John Wiley and Sons, New York,
ISBN 0471878782

An Introduction to the Physics of High Energy Accelerators
D.A. Edwards and M.J. Syphers
John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1993
ISBN 0471551635

Accelerator Physics
S.Y. Lee
World Scientific, Singapore, 1999
ISBN 9810237103

Fundamentals of Beam Physics
J. Rosenzweig
Oxford University Press,Oxford, 2003
ISBN 0198525540

Particle Accelerator Physics
H. Wiedemann
Springer Verlag, Berlin,  2007
ISBN 3540490432

Charged particle beams (available from the web)
Stanley Humphries
Originally published by John Wiley and Sons, New York,
ISBN 0471600148

Handbook of Accelerator Physics and Engineering
A.W. Chao and M. Tigner
World Scientific, Singapore, 1999
ISBN 9810235003

Physics of Collective Beam Instabilities in High Energy Accelerators (available from the web)
A. W. Chao
Originally published by John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1993
ISBN 0471551848

Measurement and control of charged particle beams
M.G. Minty and F. Zimmermann
Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2003
ISBN 3540441875

Beam instrumentation and diagnostics
P. Strehl
Springer Verlag, Berlin, 2006
ISBN 3540264019

Interesting sites with lecture notes introducing charged particle optics and accelerator physics are:

Lecture notes of dr. Geral Dugan at the US Particle Accelerator School

Lecture notes of the 1994 CERN Accelerator School: General Accelerator Physics (vol. 1 and vol. 2)

Lecture notes of dr. John Jowett for summer students at CERN (1996)

Lecture notes of prof. Klaus Wille at Dortmund University

Course on lattice design for rings at CERN Accelerator School: General Accelerator Physics

Lecture notes of specialized and advanced courses of accelerator physics and related topics
can be found at the website of the CERN Accelerator School and the CERN "yellow report" website:

Lecture notes of the 1994 CERN Accelerator School: Cyclotrons, linacs and their applications

Lecture notes of the 1993 CERN Accelerator School: Advanced Accelerator Physics (vol. 1 and vol. 2)

Lecture notes of the 2006 CERN Accelerator School: Course on vacuum in accelerators

Lecture notes of the 2003 CERN Accelerator School: Intermediate course on accelerator physics

Lecture notes of the 2004 CERN Accelerator School: Course on power converters

Presentations of the 2005 CERN Accelerator School: Course on small accelerators

Lecture notes of the 1994 CERN Accelerator School: Course on cyclotrons, linacs and their applications

Educational website on accelerator and beam physics:

The world of beams

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