Course Accelerator Physics and Ion Optics 2007-2008

In the academic year 2007 – 2008 I wil present 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 related exercises

Week 1 – 13/14 november 2007: Introduction
presentation
exercises
link to a simulation of the classical cyclotron


Week 2 - 20/21 november 2007: Ion optics
presentation
exercises
link to a simulation of the pendulum and other oscillatory phenomena

Week 3 – 27/28 november 2007: Beam optics
presentation
exercises
optimum value of the focussing strength in a FODO-lattice

Week 4 – 4/5 december 2007: Longitudinal optics
presentation
exercises
how to bunch a beam

Week 5 – 11/12 december: Orbit distortions and resonances
presentation
exercises

Week 6 – 18/19 december 2007: Cooling and damping
presentation
exercises

Week 7 – 8/9 january 2007: Cyclotrons
presentation

Week 8 – 15/16 january 2008: Questions, review of exercises