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Author Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Title Engines of discovery : a century of particle accelerators / Andrew Sessler, Edmund Wilson
Published Singapore ; New Jersey : World Scientific, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 194 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Ch. I. Electrostatic accelerators -- ch. II. Cyclotrons -- ch. III. Linear accelerators -- ch. IV. Betatrons -- ch. V. Synchrotrons -- ch. VI. Colliders -- ch. VII. Detectors -- ch. VIII. Sychrotron radiation sources -- ch. IX. Cancer therapy accelerators -- ch. X. Past, present and future -- ch. XI. A final word
Summary This book for the first time chronicles the development of particle accelerators from the invention of electrostatic accelerators, linear accelerators, and the cyclotron to the colliders of today. It also addresses accelerators employed as sources of x-rays, for medical purposes, and in industrial applications. The book identifies the crucial discoveries in applied physics and engineering that have driven the field and gives the reader insight into the people who made these discoveries as well as the methods they used. Particle accelerators exploit every aspect of today's cutting edge technolo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-173) and index
Subject Particle accelerators -- Design and construction.
Form Electronic book
Author Wilson, E. J. N. (Edward J. N.)
World Scientific (Firm)
ISBN 9789812771902 (electronic bk.)
9812771905 (electronic bk.)