Synchrotron Radiation: Production and Properties

Paperback | November 12, 2008

byPhilip Duke

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This book introduces in a thorough and self-contained way the production of electromagnetic radiation by high energy electron storage rings. This radiation, which is called synchroton radiation, has become a research tool of wide application. Physicists, chemists, biologists, geologists,engineers, material scientists, and other scientific disciplines use it as a structural probe for the study of surfaces, bulk material, crystals, and viruses. Solids, liquids and gases can be spectroscopically analysed by using synchroton radiation. This book brings together for the first time theproperties as well as the means of production of synchroton radiation and presents them in a coherent and clear way. It will be an indispensable reference for all those involved in modern synchroton radiation experiments.

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This book introduces in a thorough and self-contained way the production of electromagnetic radiation by high energy electron storage rings. This radiation, which is called synchroton radiation, has become a research tool of wide application. Physicists, chemists, biologists, geologists,engineers, material scientists, and other scienti...

Philip Duke is an Honorary Scientist at Daresbury Laboratory.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:November 12, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Synchrotron radiation and electromagnetic waves2. Electromagnetic radiation is produced by electrons3. Electromagnetic radiation-observed and imagined4. Radiation from moving electrons5. Synchrotron radiation from dipole magnets6. The spectral distribution of synchrotron radiation7. Photon spectral distribution integrated over vertical angles8. Introduction to electron storage rings9. Synchrotron radiation from electron storage rings10. Behaviour of the electron beam in a synchrotron radiation storage ring. The concept of phase space11. Behaviour of the electron beam in a synchrotron radiation storage ring. Betatron oscillations12. Behaviour of the electron beam in a synchrotron radiation storage ring. Energy oscillations.13. Insertion devices-wigglers.14. Insertion devices- undulators15. Recent developments and future prospectsAppendix 1: Vector AlgebraIndex

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`Those who do wonder about the origins of synchrotron radiation will find P.J. Duke's book a valuable and thorough source of facts describing its physical basis from first principles. The reader sees the eleborate production and remarkable properties of synchrotron radiation unfolded withinmerely 251 pages and 15 chapters. More than forty years of experience in the field qualify the author to educate an international interdisciplinary community of synchrotron radiation users.'Journal of Synchrotron Radiation