2018 Particle Accelerator Engineering

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Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Hayashizaki Noriyosu 
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Tue1-2(原講571, North No.2, 5F-571)  
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Course description and aims

This course gives knowledge on fundamental principles various particle accelerators and the motion of charged particles in electromagnetic field.

Student learning outcomes

Understand the basic physics of accelerators including particle motion in electromagnetic fields and charge exchange of particles, and explain accelerator technologies related to electron guns, ion sources, high-voltage generators which are used to produce high energy charged particle beams.


particle accelerator, electron beam, ion beam

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The instructor gives a lecture and exercises every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Concrete configurations of particle accelerators Understand concrete configurations of particle accelerators.
Class 2 Fundamental principles and types of electrostatic accelerators Understand the fundamental principles of various electrostatic accelerators.
Class 3 Fundamental principles and types of linear accelerators Understand the fundamental principles of various linear accelerators.
Class 4 Fundamental principles and types of cyclic accelerators Understand the fundamental principles of a cyclotron and a synchrotron.
Class 5 RF cavity resonator Understand the principles and importance of an RF cavity resonator.
Class 6 Beam dynamics Understand particle motion in accelerator and effects of typical magnets.
Class 7 Beam acceleration and phase stability Understand the principle of phase stability in beam acceleration.
Class 8 Operation and subsystems of particle accelerators Understand operation and subsystem of particle accelerators.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

John J. Livingood, "Principles of Cyclic Particle Accelerators", D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc., ISBN-13: 978-0-4420-4822-8 (1961).
Stanley Humphries, Jr., "Charged Particle Beams", John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0-4716-0014-5 (1990).

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment is based on the quality of answers to quizzes given at the end of sessions.

Related courses

  • TSE.A305 : Electromagnetics (TSE)
  • NCL.N401 : Basic Nuclear Physics

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

To have mastered mathematics, classical mechanics and electromagnetics of undergraduate level.

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