8.277 Introduction to Particle Accelerators


Class Info

Principles of acceleration: beam properties; linear accelerators, synchrotrons, and storage rings. Accelerator technologies: radio frequency cavities, bending and focusing magnets, beam diagnostics. Particle beam optics and dynamics. Special topics: measures of accelerators performance in science, medicine and industry; synchrotron radiation sources; free electron lasers; high-energy colliders; and accelerators for radiation therapy. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 12 units.

This class has 6.013, and 8.07 as prerequisites.

8.277 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by W. Barletta.

This class counts for a total of 0 credits.

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