This first book to cover in-depth the generation of x-rays in particle
accelerators focuses on electron beams produced by means of the novel
Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) technology. The resulting highly brilliant
x-rays are at the centre of this monograph, which continues where other
books on the market stop.
Written primarily for general, high energy and radiation
physicists, the systematic treatment adopted by the work makes it
equally suitable as an advanced textbook for young researchers.
Table of contents:
1. Beams of Electrons or Photons.
2. Beams Treated as Waves.
3. Synchrotron Radiation from Accelerator Magnets.
4. Simple Storage Rings.
5. The Influence of Synchrotron Radiation on a Storage Ring.
6. Elementary Theory of Linacs.
7. Undulator Radiation.
8. Undulator Magnets.
9. X-Ray Beam Line Design.
10. The Energy Recovery Linac X-Ray Source.
11. A Fourth Generation, Fast Cycling, Conventional Light Source.
12. Compton Scattered Beam and “Laser Wire” Diagnostics.
13. Space Charge Effects and Coherent radiation.
14. The X-ray FEL.
Richard M. Talman
is Professor of Physics at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. After
receiving B.A and M.A. at the University of Western Ontario, he
received his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology in 1963.
Since then he has been at Cornell, accepting a full professorship for
Physics in 1971.
He has spent terms as visiting scientist at Stanford(2), CERN(2),
Berkeley(2) and Saskatchewan, and served as leader of the
Instrumentation and Diagnostics Group at the SSC project in Dallas. He
has given courses on accelerators at Chicago, Austin, Rice, and Yale.
Initially a particle physics experimentalist, Professor Talman has been
engaged in the design of a series of accelerators, with recent emphasis
on their use for x-ray production.