Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology: The Physics of Synchrotron Radiation Series Number 20

Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology: The Physics of Synchrotron Radiation Series Number 20

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This book explains the underlying physics of synchrotron radiation and derives its main properties. It is divided into four parts. The first covers the general case of the electromagnetic fields created by an accelerated relativistic charge. The second part concentrates on the radiation emitted by a charge moving on a circular trajectory. The third looks at undulator radiation, covering plane weak undulators, strong undulators and other more general undulators. The final part deals with applications and investigates the optics of synchrotron radiation dominated by diffraction due to the small opening angle. It also includes a description of electron storage rings as radiation sources and the effect of the emitted radiation on the electron beam. This book provides a valuable reference for scientists and engineers in the field of accelerators, and all users of synchrotron radiation.
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  • Paperback | 348 pages
  • 169 x 243 x 17mm | 575g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 Tables, unspecified; 119 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 0521037530
  • 9780521037532
  • 1,930,641

Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Notation; Part I. Introduction: 1. A qualitative treatment of synchrotron radiation; 2. Fields of a moving charge; 3. The emitted radiation field and power; Part II. Synchrotron Radiation: 4. Synchrotron radiation: basic physics; 5. Synchrotron radiation: properties; Part III. Undulator Radiation: 6. A qualitative treatment; 7. The plane weak undulator; 8. The plane strong undulator; 9. The helical undulator; 10. Wiggler magnets; 11. Weak magnets - a generalized weak undulator; Part IV. Applications: 12. Optics of SR - imaging; 13. Electron-storage rings; 14. Effects of radiation on the electron beam; 15. Radiation emitted by many particles; Appendix A: Airy functions; Appendix B: Bessel functions; Appendix C: developments of strong-undulator radiation; References; Index.
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'Hofmann's treatment grows steadily from a fundamental consideration of electric and magnetic fields due to a moving charge (the Lienard-Wiechert equations) to a complete exposition of the topic. ... The methodologies used are consistent throughout helping to reinforce the basic tenets of synchrotron radiation theory and its application to both continuously bent and undulating electron beam configurations. ... The Physics of Synchrotron Radiation is an advanced level text that would make a fine companion to many of its subject contemporaries as a rigorous treatment of the fundamentals of synchrotron radiation.' Contemporary Physics
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About Albert Hofmann

Albert Hofmann received his Doctorate in physics from the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich, in 1964. From 1966 to 1972 he was a Research Fellow at the Cambridge Electron Accelerator, a joint laboratory of Harvard University and MIT. He then spent the next ten years working as Senior Physicist at CERN, Geneva. In 1983 he became a professor at Stanford University, working on the Stanford Linear Collider (SLC) and on optimising the storage rings SPEAR and PEP for synchrotron radiation use. He spent two years as head of the SLAC beam dynamics group. He then returned to CERN, in 1987, and was jointly responsible for the commissioning of the Large Electron Positron ring LEP. After its completition, he worked on accelerator physics problems with this machine up until his retirement from CERN in 1998. Over the years Professor Hofmann has done consulting work for other machines, such as the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), the Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (SRRC) in Taiwan and the Swiss Light Source (SLS). He has taught in over 25 short-term schools on accelerator physics and synchrotron radiation, and has published numerous papers. In 1992 he was elected to become a Fellow of the American Physical Society, in 1996 he received the Robert Wilson Prize from this Society and in 2001 he obtained the degree Dr. Honoris Causa from the University of Geneva.
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I would strongly recommend this book for graduate students who encounter the synchrotron radiation for the first time. The explanations are clear and it should provide strong fundamentals of the physics behind it. I found the part about undulator radiation especially helpful and better explained than in other books. It is also a good reference book for those who work in this more
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