Accelerator physics laboratory

A.Y. 2020/2021
6
Max ECTS
62
Overall hours
SSD
FIS/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The accelerator physics laboratory aims to provide the student with the theoretical and practical bases of the principles of acceleration of charged particle beams. At the end of the course, the student will be able to operate with high frequency resonant structures and will acquire expertise of high frequency (radio frequency) operating devices.
Expected learning outcomes
· Introduction to radio frequency acceleration techniques
· Introduction to resonant cavities
· Generation of the radio frequency signal and transmission of high frequency power to a resonant cavity.
· Instruments for high frequency signal testing
· Characterization of high frequency electronic components
· Measurement of the main parameters of a resonant cavity
· Design and construction of a phase lock system (PLL) for the control of the accelerating field of a high Q cavity.
· Introduction to finite element simulation programs for resonant structures (with examples of application).
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Introduction to radio frequency acceleration techniques
Introduction to resonant cavities
Generation of the radio frequency signal and transmission of high frequency power to a resonant cavity.
Instruments for high frequency signal testing
Characterization of high frequency electronic components
Measurement of the main parameters of a resonant cavity
Design and construction of a phase lock system (PLL) for the control of the accelerating field of a high Q cavity.
Introduction to finite element simulation programs for resonant structures (with examples of application).
Prerequisites for admission
The student is required to have a good knowledge of electromagnetism.
Teaching methods
The laboratory begins with a series of introductory theoretical lessons, where the principles of particle acceleration are explained, and then the students, organized in group, will perform experimental activity in the LASA radiofrequency lab. Each experiment, which can last several lessons, is preceded by an introduction.
The Laboratory will take place at the LASA lab (Accelerators and Applied Superconductivity Laboratory), external site of the Physics department. LASA is located in Segrate (Milano 2), via Fratelli Cervi 201.
Teaching Resources
· Chao-Tigner, Handbook of Accelerator Physics and Engineering, World Scientific 1998
· Padamsee-Knobloch-Hays, Rf Superconductivity for Particle Accelerators, Wiley & Sons, 1998
· Ramo-Whinnery-Van Duzer, Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics, 3rd ed., Wiley and Sons, 1993
· Specs of test instruments ad high frequency devices (distributed during the lab).
Assessment methods and Criteria
Before the exam, students must submit reports about all the laboratory experiments. Reports can also be presented from group of students together, though the exam is for single student. The exam consists of an oral discussion that focuses on the topics covered in the course. The exam is single and consists of an oral discussion that focuses on the topics covered in the course. The student can choose to deepen one of the fundamental topics and make a presentation. Part of the exam consists in the critical discussion of the experiments performed.
FIS/04 - NUCLEAR AND SUBNUCLEAR PHYSICS - University credits: 6
Laboratories: 48 hours
Lessons: 14 hours
Professor: Bosotti Angelo
Professor(s)