Course Accelerator Physics and Ion Optics 2005-2006

In the academic year 2005 - 2006 I gave a course on charged particle optics and accelerator physics for master and graduate students. The course gives four credit points according to the new ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) that is presently being implemented at the RuG.

The course has been based on the book

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

and selected material from CERN Accelerator School courses (courtesy CERN):

CERN Accelerator School 1992
General accelerator physics course
CERN yellow report 94-01 (vol. 1 and vol. 2)

CERN Accelerator School 1994
Cyclotrons, linacs and their applications
CERN yellow report 96-02

The literature to be studied is specified here.

Contents of the lectures and the problems for the exercise solvingsessions

Week 1 - 16 november 2005: Introduction
presentation
exercises

Week 2 - 23/25november 2005: Ion optics
presentation
exercises

Week 3 - 30 november/2 december 2005: Beam optics
presentation
exercises
optimum value of the focussing strength in a F0DO-lattice

Week 4 - 7/9 december: Longitudinal optics
presentation
exercises
how to bunch a beam

Week 5 - 14/16 december: Orbit distortions and resonances
presentation
exercises
In the january 2004 issue of the Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde (in Dutch) Robert F. Mudde (TU Delft) published a paper (Robert Mudde, 'De kick van bellen', Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde 70/1 (2004), 4-8) on oscillations in a liquid, driven by airbubbles injected in the liquid. The analysis and behaviour of this system is too a large extent analogous to that of orbit distortions in ring accelerators by localized lattice errors.

Week 6 - 21/23 december 2006: Cooling and damping
presentation
exercises

Week 7 - 11/13 january 2006: Cyclotrons
presentation

Week 8 - 18/20 january 2007: Special topic to be defined