This book introduces in a thorough and self-contained way the production of electromagnetic radiation by high energy electron storage rings. This radiation, which is called synchroton radiation, has become a research tool of wide application. Physicists, chemists, biologists, geologists, engineers, material scientists, and other scientific disciplines use it as a structural probe for the study of surfaces, bulk material, crystals, and viruses. Solids, liquids and gases can be spectroscopically analysed by using synchroton radiation. This book brings together for the first time the properties as well as the means of production of synchroton radiation and presents them in a coherent and clear way. It will be an indispensable reference for all those
involved in modern synchroton radiation experiments.
Readership: Primary market: Postgraduate students (physicists as well as chemists, biologists, geologists, material scientists). Secondary market: Engineers, electronics specialists, radiologists.
Philip Duke, Honorary Scientist, Daresbury Laboratory
"Those who do wonder about the origins of synchrotron radiation will find P.J. Duke's book a valuable and thorough source of facts describing its physical basis from first principles. The reader sees the eleborate production and remarkable properties of synchrotron radiation unfolded within merely 251 pages and 15 chapters. More than forty years of experience in the field qualify the author to educate an international interdisciplinary community of synchrotron radiation users." - Journal of Synchrotron Radiation
1: Synchrotron radiation and electromagnetic waves
2: Electromagnetic radiation is produced by electrons
3: Electromagnetic radiation-observed and imagined
4: Radiation from moving electrons
5: Synchrotron radiation from dipole magnets
6: The spectral distribution of synchrotron radiation
7: Photon spectral distribution integrated over vertical angles
8: Introduction to electron storage rings
9: Synchrotron radiation from electron storage rings
10: Behaviour of the electron beam in a synchrotron radiation storage ring. The concept of phase space
11: Behaviour of the electron beam in a synchrotron radiation storage ring. Betatron oscillations
12: Behaviour of the electron beam in a synchrotron radiation storage ring. Energy oscillations.
13: Insertion devices-wigglers.
14: Insertion devices- undulators
15: Recent developments and future prospects
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