Unifying Physics of Accelerators, Lasers and Plasma  book cover
1st Edition

Unifying Physics of Accelerators, Lasers and Plasma

ISBN 9780367575625
Published June 30, 2020 by CRC Press
288 Pages

SAVE ~ $10.99
was $54.95
USD $43.96

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


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.

Boasting more than 200 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

  • Includes end-of-chapter exercises focusing on physics and on applications of the inventiveness method

Solutions manual available with qualifying course adoption

Unifying Physics of Accelerators, Lasers and Plasma outlines a path from idea to practical implementation of scientific and technological innovation. The book is suitable for students at the senior undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as for senior scientists 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.

Table of Contents

Basics of Accelerators and the Art of Inventiveness. Transverse Dynamics. Synchrotron Radiation. Synergies Between Accelerators, Lasers and Plasma. Conventional Acceleration. Plasma Acceleration. Light Sources. Free Electron Lasers. Proton and Ion Laser Plasma Acceleration. Advanced Beam Manipulation, Cooling, Damping and Stability. Inventions and Innovations in Science.

View More



Andrei Seryi is currently director of the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science and professor at the University of Oxford. He graduated from Novosibirsk State University in 1986 and received his Ph.D from the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics in 1994. Until 2010, he worked at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, operated by Stanford University for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, where he led the design and first stages of implementation of the Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests project and the beam delivery efforts for the linear collider. He also served as deputy spokesperson of the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization’s Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) International Collaboration for the ATF2 project, is serving as a chairperson or is a member of a number of advisory committees, and is a fellow of the American Physical Society.

Support Material


  • Student Resources


    In Chapter 6: Plasma Acceleration, page 117 it reads " a capillary discharge channel developed at Oxford University by S. Hooker (ca. 2006)", this is incorrect and the reference should be 2000 not 2006.

  • Instructor Resources

    To gain access to the instructor resources for this title, please visit the Instructor Resources Download Hub.

    You will be prompted to fill out a regist