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402-0778-00L  Particle Accelerator Physics and Modeling II

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersA. Adelmann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

Catalogue data

AbstractThe effect of nonlinearities on the beam dynamics of charged particles will be discussed. For the nonlinear beam transport, Lie-Methods in combination with differential algebra (DA) and truncated power series (TPS) will be introduced. In the second part we will discuss advanced concepts such as laser plasma wakefield acceleration.
ObjectiveModel for nonlinear beam dynamics can be applied to new or existing particle accelerators. Some of the most important papers in the field are discussed (as part of the exercises).

Advanced accelerator concepts are analysed and a toy model of a
laser plasma wakefield accelerator is developed.
Content- Symplectic Maps and Higher Order Beam Dynamics
- Taylor Modells and Differential Algebra
- Lie Methods
- Normal Forms
- Coulomb Repulsion (Space Charge) as N-Body Problem
- Coherent Synchrotron Radiation
- Particle Collisions
- Laser Plasma Wakefield Acceleration
Lecture notesLecture notes
Literature* Beam Dynamics - A New Attitude and Framework
E. Forest

* Modern Map Methods in Particle Beam Physics
M. Berz (
Prerequisites / NoticeIdeally Particle Accelerator Physics and Modelling 1 (PAM-1), however at the beginning of the semester, a crash course is offered introducing the minimum level of particle accelerator modeling needed to follow. This lecture is also suited for PhD. Students.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersA. Adelmann
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
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402-0778-00 VParticle Accelerator Physics and Modeling II2 hrs
Fri13-15HIL E 10.1 »
A. Adelmann
402-0778-00 UParticle Accelerator Physics and Modeling II1 hrs
Fri15-16HIL E 10.1 »
A. Adelmann


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High-Energy Physics (Joint Master with EP Paris)Optional Subjects in PhysicsWInformation
Physics MasterSelection: Particle Physics and AstrophysicsWInformation
Computational Science and Engineering MasterElectivesWInformation