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2nd Edition

Unifying Physics of Accelerators, Lasers and Plasma

  • Available for pre-order on February 22, 2023. Item will ship after March 15, 2023
ISBN 9781032352503
March 15, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
450 Pages 375 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Unifying Physics of Accelerators, Lasers and Plasma introduces the physics of accelerators, lasers and plasma in tandem with the industrial methodology of inventiveness, a technique that teaches that similar problems and solutions appear again and again in seemingly dissimilar disciplines. This unique approach builds bridges and enhances connections between the three aforementioned areas of physics that are essential for developing the next generation of accelerators. A Breakthrough by Design approach, introduced in the book as an amalgam of TRIZ inventive principles and laws of technical system evolution with the art of back-of-the-envelope estimations, via numerous examples and exercises discussed in the solution manual, will make you destined to invent.

Unifying Physics of Accelerators, Lasers and Plasma outlines a path from idea to practical implementation of scientific and technological innovation. This second edition has been updated throughout, with new content on superconducting technology, energy recovery, polarization, various topics of advanced technology, etc., making it relevant for the Electron-Ion Collider project, as well as for advanced lights sources, including Free Electron Lasers with energy recovery.

The book is suitable for students at the senior undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as for scientists and engineers interested in enhancing their abilities to work successfully on the development of the next generation of facilities, devices and scientific instruments manufactured from the synergy of accelerators, lasers and plasma.

Key Features:

  • Introduces the physics of accelerators, lasers, and plasma in tandem with the industrial methodology of inventiveness.
  • Outlines a path from idea to practical implementation of scientific and technological innovation.
  • Contains more than 380 illustrations and numerous end-of-chapter exercises.

Solutions manual available with qualifying course adoption

Boasting more than 380 illustrations, this highly visual text:

  • Employs TRIZ to amalgamate and link different areas of science
  • Avoids heavy mathematics, using back-of-the-envelope calculations to convey key principles
  • Introduces the Innovation by Design approach based an amalgam of TRIZ inventive principles and laws of technical system evolution with the art of back-of-the-envelope estimations – developing and applying this methodology, you will be destined to invent
  • Includes updated materials for all eleven chapters of the first edition, e.g., the FEL invention path analysis, etc.
  • The second edition includes new chapters: Beam Cooling and Final Focusing, Beam Stability and Energy Recovery, Advanced Technologies
  • The new chapters add topics such as superconducting magnets and accelerating cavities, polarized beams, energy recovery – themes relevant for new projects such as Electron-Ion Collider, or Free Electron Laser based on energy recovery for science or industry
  • The second edition also includes a new chapter with illustrations of 40 inventive principles of TRIZ based on the areas of accelerator, laser and plasma technology
  • Every chapter includes invention case studies, often making important connections to adjacent areas of technologies, illustrated by the case of EUV light generation invention for semiconductor lithography, etc.
  • Includes end-of-chapter exercises focusing on physics and on applications of the inventiveness method, on reinventing technical systems and on practicing back-of-the-envelope estimations; and also includes mini-projects, suitable for exercises by teams of students
  • Includes a detailed Guide to solutions of the exercises, discussing the inventions and highlighting the relevant inventive principles, as well as directions of mini-projects
  • Includes discussion of the TRIZ laws of evolution of technical systems and makes bold predictions for the Year 2050 for accelerator, laser and plasma technology

Praise for the first edition

"...Unifying Physics of Accelerators, Lasers and Plasma is a must-have for every student and practitioner of accelerator science. It is a quick reference guide and provides solid, intuitive discussions of what are often quite erudite concepts. I enthusiastically applaud this outstanding book."

Sekazi Mtingwa in Physics Today, August 2016

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Basics of Accelerators and the Art of Inventiveness. Chaprter 2. Transverse Dynamics. Chapter 3. Synchrotron Radiation. Chapter 4. Synergies Between Accelerators, Lasers and Plasma. Chapter 5. Conventional Acceleration. Chapter 6. Plasma Acceleration. Chapter 7. Light Sources. Chapter 8. Free Electron Lasers. Chapter 9. Proton and Ion Laser Plasma Acceleration. Chapter 10. Beam Cooling and Final Focusing. Chapter 11. Beam Stability and Energy Recovery. Chapter 12. Advanced Beam Manipulation. Chapter 13. Advanced Technologies. Chapter 14. Inventions and Innovations in Science. Chapter 15. Forty Inventive Principles. Appendix A. Bibliography.

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Andrei Seryi – Jefferson Lab Associate Director for accelerators operations and R&D, Governor’s distinguished CEBAF Professor. Until 2018 served as the Director of the John Adams Institute for accelerator science in the UK and a professor at Oxford University. Prior to that worked at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Contributed to development of linear colliders and plasma acceleration. Fellow of the American Physical Society. His professional interests include development of accelerator technology applications to discovery science, industry, healthcare and energy; organizing of scientific research; project management; inventions and innovations; developing novel training approaches and methods.

Elena Seraia – presently a consultant, and until 2018 was working in the Medical Department of the University of Oxford, in the group of Radiation Oncology and Biology, contributing to research aimed at finding ways of comprehensive cancer treatment, and prior to that worked at the Medical Department at Stanford University, in the group which was the first one to develop the principle of contact printing of oligonucleotide DNA microarrays. Elena is the key contributor to the 1st edition of the Unifying Physics book, via creating of more than 260 illustrations, and via contributing to the chapter on the DNA effects of radiation and cancer therapy. Her ingenious illustrations of the inventive principles made, in a great extent, this second edition possible.