Borne out of twentieth–century science and technology, the field of RF (radio frequency) linear accelerators has made significant contributions to basic research, energy, medicine, and national defense. As we advance into the twenty–first century, the linac field has been undergoing rapid development as the demand for its many applications, emphasizing high–energy, high–intensity, and high–brightness output beams, continues to grow. RF Linear Accelerators is a textbook that is based on a US Particle Accelerator School graduate–level course that fills the need for a single introductory source on linear accelerators. The text provides the scientific principles and up–to–date technological aspects for both electron and ion linacs. This second edition has been completely revised and expanded to include examples of modern RF linacs, special linacs and special techniques as well as superconducting linacs. In addition, problem sets at the end of each chapter supplement the material covered. The book serves as a must–have reference for professionals interested in beam physics and accelerator technology.
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