Reviews of Accelerator Science and Technology: Volume 9: Technology and Applications of Advanced Accelerator Concepts by Alexander W Chao

Reviews of Accelerator Science and Technology: Volume 9: Technology and Applications of Advanced…

byAlexander W Chao, Weiren Chou

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Since its invention in the 1920s, particle accelerators have made tremendous progress in accelerator science, technology and applications. However, the fundamental acceleration principle, namely, to apply an external radiofrequency (RF) electric field to accelerate charged particles, remains unchanged. As this method (either room temperature RF or superconducting RF) is approaching its intrinsic limitation in acceleration gradient (measured in MeV/m), it becomes apparent that new methods with much higher acceleration gradient (measured in GeV/m) must be found for future very high energy accelerators as well as future compact (table-top or room-size) accelerators. This volume introduces a number of advanced accelerator concepts (AAC) — their principles, technologies and potential applications. For the time being, none of them stands out as a definitive direction in which to go. But these novel ideas are in hot pursuit and look promising. Furthermore, some AAC requires a high power laser system. This has the implication of bringing two different communities — accelerator and laser — to join forces and work together. It will have profound impact on the future of our field.

Also included are two special articles, one on "Particle Accelerators in China' which gives a comprehensive overview of the rapidly growing accelerator community in China. The other features the person-of-the-issue who was well-known nuclear physicist Jerome Lewis Duggan, a pioneer and founder of a huge community of industrial and medical accelerators in the US.


  • Editorial Preface
  • Roadmap to the Future (E R Colby and L K Len)
  • Laser-Driven Plasma Electron Acceleration and Radiation (K Nakajima)
  • Electron and Positron Beam-Driven Plasma Acceleration (M J Hogan)
  • Proton-Beam-Driven Plasma Acceleration (E Adli and P Muggli)
  • Dielectric Laser Accelerators: Designs, Experiments, and Applications (K P Wootton, J McNeur and K J Leedle)
  • Dielectric Wakefield Accelerators (C Jing)
  • Laser Technology for Advanced Acceleration: Accelerating Beyond TeV (J Wheeler, G Mourou and T Tajima)
  • Simulations for Plasma and Laser Acceleration (J-L Vay and Remi Lehe)
  • Luminosity Limitations of Linear Colliders Based on Plasma Acceleration (V Lebedev, A Burov and S Nagaitsev)
  • Application of Advanced Accelerator Concepts for Colliders (D Schulte)
  • Advanced Accelerators for Medical Applications (M Uesaka and K Koyama)
  • Book Review — Engines of Discovery: A Century of Particle Accelerators (Revised Ed) (W A Barletta)
  • Particle Accelerators in China (C Zhang and S-X Fang)
  • Jerome Lewis Duggan: A Nuclear Physicist and a Well-Known, Six-Decade Accelerator Applications Conference (CAARI) Organizer (F D McDaniel and B L Doyle)

Readership: Physicists and engineers in accelerator science and industry.

Title:Reviews of Accelerator Science and Technology: Volume 9: Technology and Applications of Advanced…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 20, 2017Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9813209593

ISBN - 13:9789813209596

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